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With Sydney Shoulder Research Institute
Teaching & Research
Post Graduate Training

We appoint two Fellows each year to undertake independent and collaborative research projects while developing their surgical, clinical and teaching skills under the expert guidance of Dr Young and Dr Cass as well as our esteemed colleagues Professor David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship

The SSRI Fellowship Programs

SSRI offers two highly regarded AOA accredited Fellowship Training Programs.

Each year, Sydney Shoulder Research Institute offers two coveted positions for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship:

  • Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship

  • Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship

The Supervising surgeon for the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship is Dr Allan Young and for the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship the supervising surgeon is Dr Benjamin Cass

Mentoring surgeons on both programs are Prof David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.

Sydney Shoulder Research Institute - Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Programs

Of 12 months duration each the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship commences late January and the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship commences late July.

Both Fellowships provide thorough training through a combination of clinical and research experience.

The Fellowships are based at Royal North Shore Hospital, a large modern tertiary referral public hospital on the lower north shore of Sydney where SSRI Fellows are exposed to a broad range of shoulder and elbow pathology, both elective and trauma.

Fellows are involved in outpatient clinics, elective and trauma operating lists, private assisting and regular educational meetings.

Fellows are also expected to publish and present at least one scientific paper during their appointment.

  • Fellowship Training Program Overview
  • SSRI Fellowship12 month AOA accredited program
    • 2 Positions
    • Clinical & Research Experience
    • Based at Royal North Shore Hospital
    • Shoulder and Elbow Pathology – Elective & Trauma
    • Outpatient clinics
    • Elective and trauma operating lists

  • FAQs - Fellowship →

Entry to the SSRI Fellowship Program is extremely competitive.

Applications open 3 years in advance with appointments made 2 years ahead.

Only very occasionally do positions become available earlier but due to demand are generally not advertised.

To learn more about the SSRI Fellowship prior to application, please contact:

Jasmin Gwynne

{Current as of November 2022}

The Institute is dedicated to excellence in research into diseases and disorders of the shoulder and elbow as well as excellence in the provision of post-graduate Orthopaedic Fellowship training to Australian and overseas trained doctors.