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Adult Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship

Dates: August 1 through July 31

Program training director: Michael P. Bolognesi, MD

Associated faculty: David E. Attarian, MD; Samuel S. Wellman, MD; Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD; Scott S. Kelley, MD; Rhett K. Hallows, MD

Number of fellows: Two (one ACGME, two non-ACGME)

The Duke Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction Surgery Fellowship provides significant exposure to:

  • Hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Revision hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Osteotomy of the hip and knee
  • Arthroscopy of the hip and knee
  • Variety of other adult reconstructive surgical procedures

Fellows will gain experience in the most up-to-date techniques in joint arthroplasty and revision of joint arthroplasty as well as osteotomy, arthroscopy, and soft-tissue reconstruction. Fellows also participate in resident education and basic clinical research. We have an active orthopaedic research laboratory with a variety of projects in the area of lower extremity biomechanics.

We expect fellows to complete at least one clinical project that culminates in a manuscript for publication and presentation at a national meeting. Weekly conference attendance is expected.

Fellows must have completed an orthopaedic residency and must be board-eligible.

Alumni society

Graduating fellows of the Duke Adult Reconstruction program will become part of the prestigious Piedmont Orthopedic Society. Induction into this group of life-long learners includes access to an annual meeting and alumni reunions at events such as the AAOS annual meeting, and the annual meeting of the Piedmont Society.

How to apply

Accepting applications: 2019-2020 (Fall 2017)

Match participation: SF Match

ACGME program number: 2613613031 (second position is non-ACGME)

Application deadline: November 1

We accept applications through the Central Application Service (CAS), a service provided through SF Match that distributes applications to training programs. The use of CAS assures that applications are uniform, complete and distributed in an orderly fashion. You must register with SF Match and pay an additional fee in order to access CAS. Please refer to SF Match for more information. 

What you’ll need

The following application materials are required and should be submitted through CAS:

  • CAS distribution choices and payment (online submission)
  • CAS application service (online submission)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation;
    • One from the chairman or program training director of your training program
    • Letters must be on official letterhead and may not be older than six months
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Copy of USMLE/COMLEX transcript (all three steps; passed within three attempts)
  • ECFMG Certificate (applicable to international graduates)

ACGME application requirements

In order to be eligible for ACGME-accredited fellowship training, you must adhere to the following application requirements:

  • You must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program or RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited residency program located in Canada. Exceptions may apply for exceptionally qualified applicants (and institutional GME approval is required). For details, please refer to the Fellowship Appointments section of the ACGME Program Requirements for Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery (approved but not in effect until 2016).
  • You must provide proof that you have taken and passed all three steps (within three attempts) of appropriate medical licensure examinations (USMLE/COMLEX). This is required by the North Carolina Medical Board and is a Duke institutional policy for all graduate medical trainees—whether U.S. or international medical school graduates at the PGY-3 level or higher—as well as qualify for a resident training license in the state of North Carolina in order to be eligible for employment at Duke University Hospital.

Foreign medical graduates: additional requirements

Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid and current ECFMG certificate in addition to meeting the above requirements. Your ECFMG Certificate must be valid as of the start date of the program. For foreign nationals who are medical graduates of LCME-accredited schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, copies of the diploma will suffice in lieu of an ECFMG certificate.

Please refer to Fellowship Details (PDF) for visa sponsorship information.   

Non-ACGME application requirements

In order to be eligible for non-ACGME fellowship training, you must:

  • Provide proof that you have taken and passed all three steps (within three attempts) of appropriate medical licensure examinations (USMLE/COMLEX/FLEX/NBME or Canadian examinations), which is required by the North Carolina Medical Board. (This requirement can be waived if you’ve been certified/recertified by an approved specialty board within the past 10 years; see medical licensure requirements.)
  • Qualify for a full medical license in the state of North Carolina
  • Obtain a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number in order to be eligible for employment at Duke University Hospital

Foreign medical graduates: additional requirements

Foreign medical graduates are eligible for this non-ACGME fellowship; however, in addition to meeting the above requirements, you must:

  • Be a permanent U.S. resident (hold a green card)
  • Have completed three years of accredited training (see medical licensure requirements)
  • Not require visa sponsorship

Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid and current ECFMG Certificate. For foreign nationals who are medical graduates of LCME-accredited schools in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, copies of the diploma will suffice in lieu of an ECFMG Certificate.

Fellowship details

Please refer to the Fellowship Details (PDF) for more information to include, but not limited to; 

  • Criteria for selection of fellows
  • Interview dates
  • Match participation/ deadlines
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Qualifications/ restrictions

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Contact us

Wendy Thompson/ Sharon Long

Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinators

Phone: 919-684-3170

dukeorthogme@dm.duke.edu

 

Teresa Chicarelli

Fellowship Program Coordinator

919-613-9111

dukeorthogme@dm.duke.edu