An orthopaedic Fellowship is a period of training that a surgeon undertakes after obtaining their specialist qualification. It is a bit like an advanced apprenticeship in that it entails on the job training and mentoring or teaching, both formally or informally. In Australia, many surgeons elect to spend time on fellowship either locally or in another major city (eg if trained in Melbourne they might undertake fellowship in Sydney) as well as internationally eg Dr Young undertook fellowship in France while Dr Cass undertook fellowship in the USA.
At SSRI, our surgeons believe Fellowship is a critical and pivotal year when expertise is gained and skills are enhanced. Not only skills as an orthopaedic surgeon, but as a researcher and physician in general.