Curriculum Overview

The curriculum consists of general and specialty-centric orthopedics education and clinical experience designed for entry-level graduates or experienced APPs looking to specialize. Throughout the 12-month program, the fellow rotates with the orthopedic department's subspecialty teams each is between 2 and 8 weeks including:

  • Adult reconstruction
  • Sports medicine
  • Spine
  • Level I orthopedic trauma
  • Hand and upper extremities
  • Foot and ankle
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • One subspecialty elective of choice
  • Interprofessional rotations
    • Fracture liaison service
    • Musculoskeletal radiology

During each rotation, the fellow is exposed to all aspects of orthopedic care and gains first-hand experience in outpatient clinics, first assisting in the operating room, inpatient rounding and management, and orthopedic consults.

Hands-on Clinical Opportunities

Once a week, the fellow has their own independent clinic, with various appointments including post-op, hospital follow-ups, injections, return and new patients.

The fellow will also have the opportunity to be proctored performing the following procedures:

  • Hardware removal
  • Joint arthrocentesis
  • Open and closed reduction
  • Spint and cast placement
  • Wound care management (including suturing, stapling and wound vacs)

How to Apply

Interested in the CAP Orthopedics Fellowship Track?  Learn more about the application process, requirements and how to apply.