The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics is redefining the way musculoskeletal care is delivered across the region with locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Applications are now being accepted for the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Match for our AOFAS-accredited fellowship position.
About the program:
The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center of Washington DC has been training orthopaedic fellows since 2015. The goal of OFAC’s fellowship year is to provide the fellow with a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of foot and ankle care and conditions, and to prepare the fellow for medical practice in an ever-changing medical world.
The fellowship involves a private orthopaedic foot and ankle practice, with a wide variety and high volume of surgical cases during the fellowship year. There is a large focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques of the foot and ankle. In addition, there will be exposure to hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot reconstruction, surgical treatment of athletic injuries and arthroscopy, foot and ankle trauma, including posttraumatic reconstruction and deformity correction. The fellow will gain extensive experience in total ankle replacement and cartilage repair techniques as well. There will be exposure to treatment of the diabetic foot and Charcot deformity. Finally, the fellow will also gain significant experience and insight in running a successful private practice during their fellowship year at OFAC.
The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center strongly believes in the importance of education in its fellowship. A well-developed education program occurs through multiple modalities to ensure the fellowship meets the curriculum goals as outlined by the AOFAS.
A great deal of education throughout the fellowship year will occur through direct hands-on experience, as OFAC strongly believes that the best learning occurs through firsthand involvement. In addition, there will be a didactic weekly surgical indications/X-ray conference, allowing the fellow to learn to critically evaluate radiographs of the foot and ankle and to also gain an understanding of surgical indications for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions. Other means of education include a regular journal club, Grand Rounds, resident lectures, and access to a surgical skills lab.
Finally, there is an emphasis on the various business aspects of medicine. The fellow will be strongly encouraged to meet with the billing staff and executive team of OFAC and to participate in practice business meetings. This will allow for an understanding of proper billing methods and strategies, as well gain exposure into various aspects of managing a successful medical practice.
Research throughout the fellowship year is strongly encouraged. A minimum of 1 research project is required, to be prepared for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, and for presentation at the annual AOFAS annual meeting, prior to completion of the fellowship. All projects are developed under the supervision of an attending physician and approved by the fellowship director.
Benefits: In addition to base compensation, benefits include:
Fellows will be entitled to two (2) weeks of paid vacation and five working days paid time off for CME, which is usually the AOFAS annual meeting.
Please click here for information regarding application requirements and submissions. Once the application is received, our staff reviews the material and determines which applicants will be offered an interview.