Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Medicine Fellowship

The adult reconstructive orthopedic medicine fellowship provides unparalleled clinical training and research opportunities. Our program’s proud 20-year heritage is built on a commitment to developing orthopedic leaders of excellence. Based at Rush University Medical University in Chicago, our fellowship also includes time at Central DuPage Hospital, located about 33 miles from the city.

In our program, you’ll experience a wide range of reconstructive procedures in Rush’s busy orthopedic surgery department. As a tertiary care center, Rush addresses complex reconstructive problems and evaluates new techniques. The 4,000 procedures performed each year by seven surgeons include as many as 1,000 total hip and 1,000 total knee replacements and many complex revision procedures. This accelerated and diverse surgical caseload helps fellows build a strong foundation in joint replacement, complex primary and revision surgeries, partial knee replacement and hip resurfacing. Fellows also gain significant experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Clinical and basic science research is an equally important training component. With access to a rich clinical database of more than 25 years of data, you will produce at least one clinical paper for presentation and publication. Laboratory opportunities are vast and include a range of facilities and studies dedicated to gait, biomechanics, biomaterials and tissue engineering.

How to apply

Our fellowship accepts seven fellows per year. Applicants must have successfully completed a U.S. or Canadian orthopedic residency prior to the fellowship year and be eligible for permanent licensure in Illinois.

Use of the Central Application Service is mandatory for applicants and programs. Please visit the San Francisco Match Program website for requirements. Your single file, including application form and documents, will be distributed to specified programs.

Our fellowship coordinator will contact candidates for interview.

For additional information, please email Peggy Arp, fellowship coordinator, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, or call (603) 339-2217.