The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is pleased to offer a one-year fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Under the direction of John E. Femino MD, Phinit Phisitkul MD, J. Lawrence Marsh, MD, MD, Matthew Karam, MD and Michael Willey, MD, this fellowship offers an outstanding diversity of experience in all areas of adult and adolescent foot and ankle surgery including sports medicine, trauma, and reconstruction of the foot and ankle. The curriculum includes a 4 week rotation with the orthopaedic trauma service with a focus on foot and ankle trauma for the rotating fellow.
The fellowship includes exposure to a wide variety of foot and ankle surgical techniques including:
Participation in all customary academic activities of the department and completion of at least one publishable research project are expected, with multiple foot and ankle specific research opportunities available. Expertise for IRB processing and grant writing is readily available. Excellent research facilities and staff, with interaction with residents and faculty, and minimal night or weekend call expectation for the foot and ankle fellow allows for a focused approach to the year.
Graduates from accredited U.S. orthopaedic residency programs and Canadian graduates who qualify for an H1B Visa are provided an academic appointment as junior faculty (fellow associate) with a stipend of $75,000.
The UI Foot and Ankle training program participates in the AOFAS Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Fellowship Program Match. http://www.aofas.org/medical-community/resident-fellow-opportunities/Documents/F-A_Fellowship_Application.pdf. In addition to the AOFAS application, a personal statement, current CV and four letters of reference must also be included. The San Francisco Matching Service administers receipt, distribution and administration of the rank lists and matching process.
Applications are accepted from August 10 ending December 14. Applicants will receive notification of interview or regrets by December 21.
Program Director: John E. Femino, M.D.
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
200 Hawkins Drive, 01022 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1009
Fellowship Coordinator: Chrissy Jehle
Contact info of former fellows is available upon request.
We support and provide exposure to the topics listed in the AOFAS fellowship curriculum which you can find here: http://www.aofas.org/medical-community/resident-fellow-opportunities/Documents/RecommendedFootAnkleCurriculum_Procedures-Topics.pdf