Joint Replacement/Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

The Adult Reconstructive Fellowship is offered by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  The fellow will be trained through extensive hands on surgical experience with each of our 4 fellowship-trained arthroplasty surgeons.  The fellow will become proficient in both primary and revision surgical techniques, including learning the three major approaches to the hip – anterolateral, posterior, and direct anterior.  This non-ACGME fellowship is ideal for someone who is interested in complex revision arthroplasty, as 25-33% of the caseload includes surgical management of periprosthetic joint infections, failed and conversion arthroplasty, and other revision procedures.  Throughout the year, the fellow will also learn to practice cost-conscious implant selection through exposure to a variety of implant manufactures.

As a host site for the John N. Insall Traveling Fellowship, our fellow will have the unique experience to participate and interact with these national and international knee surgeons during their visit. The fellow will have an extensive opportunity to teach and supervise residents and medical students as well as actively participate in our weekly case-based adult reconstruction conference.

With the support of our orthopaedic research department, the fellow will also have many opportunities for basic science, clinical, and bio-mechanical research.

Applicants must meet the following requirements; eligible for full medical license in Arkansas, hold DEA#, USMLE/COMPLEX (all 3 steps within 3 attempts), foreign medical graduates are eligible if he/she has completed accredited residency training and are a permanent resident of the U.S.A.  Military funded applicants or individuals requiring visa sponsorship (i.e. J-1 clinical house staff) are not eligible.  The UAMS Adult Reconstructive Fellowship accepts applications through the Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowship SF Match Program (www.sfmatch.org).  This fellowship offers one non-accredited ACGME position.