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Adult Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Lions Gate Hospital, in North Vancouver, BC is a regional referral centre covering the entire Coastal Region which includes North & West Vancouver, Whistler, Sunshine Coast, the Sea to Sky corridor, and the communities on the West Coast of British Columbia. It is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. The Division of Orthopedics is actively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows.

The orthopedic trauma team performs over 1,500 orthopedic trauma cases per year including a high volume of complex extremity fractures, multiligament knee injuries and periprosthetic fractures. Due to it’s proximity to the Whistler Mountain Resort and Sea-to-Sky recreational regions, the hospital is also the primary referral centre for sports-related injuries from these areas. The orthopedic surgeons at Lions Gate Hospital have approximately 45 hours per week of dedicated daytime trauma operating time available to treat fractures.

The goal of the fellowship is to increase the fellow’s knowledge and experience in the treatment of complex extremity injuries and their sequelae. The fellow rotates between six orthopaedic trauma surgeons with elective sub specialties including foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, sports medicine & joint preservation, and lower limb reconstruction (primary & revision hip/knee arthroplasty).

The fellowship is 6-12 months in duration.
The fellow is expected to be on call approximately 1:3 – 1:4 days/weekends.
The fellow is expected to operate 4-5 days per week in the trauma room, manage daytime trauma consults and trauma patients on the ward.
There may be occasional opportunities to take part in elective surgical slates should the fellow be interested.
It is expected the fellow should participate in 500 surgical cases in 6 months.
The fellow is also expected to participate in teaching medical students and residents and present at rounds.
There will be research opportunities available.

The fellow is required to have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program and at this time, we can only accept candidates who have a Canadian license.

Resident Electives

The surgeons at POSM are all affiliated with the University of British Columbia Department of Orthopaedics and have been involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows.

We are happy to accept residents for elective rotations at Lions Gate Hospital.

We have sub specialty trained surgeons covering hip & knee arthroplasty, sports medicine including hip arthroscopy, shoulder and elbow surgery, foot & ankle and trauma surgery.