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University Orthopaedics, Hand

and Reconstructive Microsurgery Cluster

Fellowship programmes

NUH Orthopaedic Clinical Fellowships

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has seven positions available for trained orthopaedic surgeons interested in gaining further subspeciality experience at NUH. One fellowship is available yearly for each of the seven Divisions, namely; Hip & Knee Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Spine Surgery, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Musculoskeletal Trauma. Fellowships are generally six-month or one year fellowships. The fellowship requirements include participation in the team duties at the ward and outpatient clinic levels, as well as active participation in surgery. Surgical exposure includes assisting consultant surgeons during surgery, and in some cases performing surgery under supervision. Being a University-based Orthopaedic Department, fellows are required to participate in clinical and basic science research. Most fellows publish at least one or two scientific articles resulting from work done during their fellowships.


Orthopaedic Knee and Sports Medicine Fellowship

The above fellowship is intended for post-residency orthopaedic surgeons.

The fellowship lasts six months, starting in January and July of each year. Successful applicants will be expected to become integrated members of the team involved in the day-to-day care of patients on the wards, outpatient clinics and theatres.

They will be exposed to and given hands-on training in the following:
- Clinical evaluation of common knee conditions
- Arthroscopic knee surgery
- Primary and revision ligament reconstruction
- Knee arthroplasty
- Postoperative care and rehabilitation

The fellow will also be expected to complete at least one research paper to a national presentable level, publishable in a peer-reviewed journal.

A pre-requisite is the ability to speak and write in English, and a pass on the IELTS exam is required.


Honorary Clinical Fellowships

The Department also has 2 Honorary Clinical Fellowships each year; these include one fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery, and one fellowship in Spinal Surgery. The fellowship experience for the Honorary Fellows is similar to that of the NUH Orthopaedic Clinical Fellows.


Research Fellowships

The Department welcomes orthopaedic surgeons interested in spending time with the department to pursue research fellowships, or possibly even supervised PhD or Masters degrees.


Fellowship Secretary

For more information on Clinical or Research Fellowships at NUH Orthopaedic Surgery, please contact our Fellowship Secretary:-


Ms Janet Han
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
National University Hospital
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