Michael J. Prayson, M.D., Director
Goals & Characteristics
The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Program at Boonshoft School of Medicine is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. The one-year program accepts one fellow per year and runs from August 1 to July 30.
The fellow will work at Miami Valley Hospital, the only Level I trauma center in the Dayton, Ohio, region. In addition to the clinical (emergency room, floor, and private office) and operative responsibilities, the fellow will actively participate in the Orthopaedic Medical/Surgical Clinic - General/Fracture Division on Tuesday mornings. All duty hour restrictions are to be followed.
The fellow will gain experience with the full spectrum of isolated and polytraumatic conditions in the adult population. The primary focus will be on injuries of the appendicular skeleton, along with pelvic and acetabular injuries. Hand and spine injuries are covered by separate services. Additional experience will involve the evaluation and treatment of traumatic soft tissue injury, as well as chronic post-traumatic conditions (malunion, nonunion and infections). The fellow will participate in the initial evaluation, examination and diagnostic workup to develop diagnoses and treatment plans (both operative and nonoperative).
Fellows will receive a stipend of $56,184 per year plus benefits. The deadline for applying for 2012-2013 is Dec. 1, 2011. To be eligible, applicants should have completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery prior to entering the program. This fellowship participates in the San Francisco match program.