Foot & Ankle Adult Reconstruction

A. Younger, MD
K. Wing, MD
M. Penner, MD
A. Veljkovic, MD

Direct Application Enquiries to:
Dr. A. Veljkovic
c/o Ms. Sarah Hewitt
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Room 11295 – 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC CANADA V5Z 1M9
Phone: 604-875-4111 x 23043
Fax: 604-875-4677

We are accepting applications for 2021-2022
Duration: 1 year (August – July)
Deadline Canadians: August 1, 2019
Deadline for Internationals: February 29th, 2020
Stipend for exceptional candidates:

– $60,000/annum (Canadian)

– Potential partial to full funding (International)

– External funding (International) may be required

Location: St. Paul’s Hospital

Please note: we will continue to accept applications after the deadline and will review applications if any positions become/remain available.

Goals and characteristics
The University of British Columbia Department of Orthopaedics offers a 12 month comprehensive orthopaedic foot & ankle fellowship for 3 to 4 fellows per year. Training is preceptor-based, under the supervision of 4 fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot & ankle surgeons (Dr. M. Penner, Dr. A. Veljkovic, Dr. K. Wing, and Dr. A. Younger). The fellowship is located at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Footbridge Clinic for Integrated musculoskeletal care in downtown Vancouver, BC. The site(s) serve as tertiary care centre(s) for all complex adult foot and ankle problems for the province of British Columbia (pop. 4.5 million). This fellowship provides extensive exposure (up to 1000 cases/yr) to all aspects of adult foot & ankle surgery (Ankle Replacement, basic & complex fusions and osteotomies, forefoot reconstruction, diabetic foot problems, sports medicine, acute fractures, and post-traumatic, flatfoot, congenital, and neurological deformities). Fellows are also expected to participate in the Foot & Ankle Screening & Rapid Access Clinic, the Foot & Ankle Consultation and follow up clinic at the Footbridge Clinic for Integrated Musculoskeletal Care,  take first call at St. Paul’s hospital (3-4 home calls/month), and contribute to the F&A Research Office. This program is a major contributor to the ongoing multi-center Canadian Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society ankle arthritis outcome study. One major research presentation and publication is expected. Participation in resident and medical student teaching, and in weekly foot & ankle rounds is required.

Applicants must have successfully completed an approved residency in orthopedic surgery, or be a specialist in their home country, and must be eligible to work in Canada and obtain an educational medical license through the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. More information can be found here.

Please note if English is your second language, you will be required to complete the IELTS-academic exam and obtain a minimum score of 7 in each component.

Also note if you are an international medical graduate, you will need to complete the MCCQE (part 1 and part 2), as per the CPSBC standards.

Applicants are required to have completed an approved residency program.

If you are interested, please send an application. A complete application consists of:

  • Application
  • Current CV
  • 3 Reference Letters

All via email to myself is fine.

If you have any questions, please advise.

(Word | PDF) Application for Post Graduate Training