Dates: August 1 through July 31
Program training director: Melissa M. Erickson, MD
Number of fellows: Two (non-ACGME)
The goal of the Duke Orthopaedic Adult Spinal Surgery Fellowship is to provide training in the evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of spinal disorders including:
Fellows will gain experience in both non-operative and operative treatment of primarily adult spinal disorders. Exposure as an observer for surgical treatment of spine deformity in children and adolescents will also be available. Fellows will have a close working relationship with the Department of Neurosurgery, which will allow fellows to broaden their experience for evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders.
Fellows are encouraged to complete a clinical research project while in training. Time will be allotted each week for basic science research in a fully tooled and manned biomechanics laboratory. There are ongoing weekly conferences related to spinal conditions and, additionally, Fellows are encouraged to participate in resident education.
Priority will be given to applicants who have a commitment to a career in academic orthopaedics.
Graduating fellows of the Duke Adult Spinal 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.
Accepting applications: 2019-2020 (Fall 2017)
Match participation: SF Match
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.
In order to be eligible for non-ACGME fellowship training, you must:
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:
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.
Please refer to the Fellowship Details (PDF) for more information to include, but not limited to:
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Monique E. Barrett
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine
Wendy Thompson/ Sharon Long
Residency and Fellowship Program Coordinators