Fellowship Facts & Goals
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is built around a mentorship model. The fellowship is organized in rotations in which you cover a single provider in all phases of patient care including pre-operative workup, surgery, post-operative recovery and clinical follow up. The focus of the program is on primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty but there is opportunity to pursue shoulder arthroplasty, hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopy and fracture work as well. Our goal is to train highly competent, technically skilled surgeons who are ready to take on complex reconstructive challenges from the moment they graduate.
Description: ACGME accredited Adult Reconstruction fellowship
Duration: One year, August 1st through July 31st
Locations: Springfield Memorial Hospital, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, and Orthopedic Center of Illinois
By the end of your training here you will have been exposed to the breadth of adult reconstruction from primary THA/TKA to complex revision and reconstructive cases in the setting of infection, fracture, massive bone loss or tumor.
Unlike many programs, your training at SIU will be hands on from the first day. You will be given graduated responsibility until you are performing all parts of primary and revision THA/TKA.
You will feel comfortable teaching primary arthroplasty to junior residents and performing complex reconstruction by yourself before you leave.