Our elite fellowship programs are available in adult reconstruction, research, spine, sports medicine and trauma. A limited number of fellows are accepted into each of these prestigious programs.
With our institution’s support of our department and departmental support of our program, we have been afforded opportunities to enhance our educational curriculum that continue to push us ahead of the curve. A perfect example of this is our 115,500-square-foot orthopaedic hospital, the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), which houses nine operating rooms, 65 clinic exam rooms and 40 inpatient beds.
This allows a one-stop shop for our patients and state-of-the art facilities and equipment that you will experience. Likewise, a complete research team is available, including our Thompson Laboratory for Regenerative Orthopaedics, to provide you with world-class opportunities in research.
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
Fellows in the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship program have comprehensive exposure to the evaluation and treatment of patients as well as minimally invasive total hip replacement surgery. Fellows spend four days in the operating room and one day in the outpatient clinic. Our academic teaching program includes weekly case conferences and monthly journal clubs. Complete research infrastructure and laboratory space is available and fellows are encouraged to attend the annual American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship
Our Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship program offers an individualized training plan with opportunities to conduct high-quality research. The goal of this program is to expand and enhance the biomedical scientific workforce. Fellows will use a comprehensive research infrastructure and have the opportunity to attend and present at major national meetings.
Fellows in our Spine Fellowship program will become competent in complex degenerative and trauma cases, spinal deformity and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Our goal is to train spine fellows for any condition and all spinal diseases. Fellows spend 3½ to 4 days in the operating room with 1 to 1½ days spent in clinic. A conference curriculum is available and clinical and basic science research projects are ongoing.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Fellows will learn and work in both an academic and private-practice setting. They serve as team physicians for University of Missouri basketball, softball, baseball, football, gymnastics, swimming, track, soccer, wrestling and other sports teams.
Our goal is to train sports medicine fellows to rise to their fullest potential. Fellows spend three days in the operating room, one day in clinic with one day of dedicated research time. Fellows are encouraged to participate in research and produce a manuscript at the end of the fellowship year. Opportunities to attend major regional and national orthopaedic meetings are available.
Fellows in our Trauma Fellowship program provide care in a Level I trauma center. Our six fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons provide the mentoring and oversight to prepare fellows for a career as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon both technically and academically. Our program offers personalized training along with vast research opportunities.