Musculoskeletal/Interventional Spine Fellowship
The purpose of the one year Musculoskeletal/Interventional Spine Fellowship to provide training in the advanced diagnosis andcomprehensive management of acute and chronic musculoskeletal/spine disease. The fellow will be exposed to abroad range of procedures and fluoroscopic-guided percutaneous interventions. Additionally, the fellow will havean integral role in education through interactions with residents and medical students, and by contributing to andorganizing aspects of the regular didactic program, spine indications conference and cadaver lab sessions.
The Marc A. Asher, MD Spine Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center 23,000 square foot multidisciplinary facility with on-site clinics, imaging (ultrasound, x-ray, CT and MRI), electrodiagnostics lab, therapy gym and surgery center. The fellow will work and learn in this dynamic environment under the guidance of the program director and its many faculty. Faculty include specialists from PM&R, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Anesthesia. The fellow will be exposed to a broad range of procedures and fluoroscopic-guided percutaneous interventions. Additionally, the fellow will have an integral role in education through interactions with residents and medical students, and by contributing to and organizing aspects of the regular didactic program, spine indications conference and cadaver lab sessions. The fellowship fosters clinical research and the fellow is expected to publish in a peer reviewed journal. Basic science research opportunities are available through interdisciplinary efforts for those interested.
Program Director McCasey Smith, MD
August 1st of the preceding academic year
One fellow will be chosen for the one year non-ACGME fellowship training starting July 1st annually
Applicants must have completed or are in their final year of training in an ACGME-accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program. International medical graduates with equivalent qualifications and a valid ECFMG certificate are also eligible to apply.
How to Apply
View a complete position description and apply on-line here. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a one-page personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the applicant's current residency program director, department chair, or current employment supervisor.
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