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Program Manager, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
Jessica Barbara Perez
Phone: 305-689-5195
Fax: 305-689-3928
Email: jbp144@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Positions are filled through the SF Match Program.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the SF Match Program’s Central Application System.

Deadline:
Please view deadlines through SF Match. Interviews are to be conducted between November and January.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

University of Miami Hospital

1400 NW 12th Ave

Miami, FL 33136

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Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed residency program that is ACGME-accredited; part of ACGME International Advanced Specialty Accreditation; approved by the American Osteopathic Association or accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Orthopaedic Surgery Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Mission

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program is committed to the education of fellows and wish to prepare these physicians to function as well-qualified, independent specialists. Our role as educators is to instill trainees with those traits essential to success including honesty and integrity, objectivity, self-motivation, curiosity, timeliness, and a sense of responsibility. Finally, as a division, we are committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we believe varied perspectives and backgrounds improve ourselves and our care of patients.

Mission

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Orthopedic Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program is committed to the education of fellows and wish to prepare these physicians to function as well-qualified, independent specialists. Our role as educators is to instill trainees with those traits essential to success including honesty and integrity, objectivity, self-motivation, curiosity, timeliness, and a sense of responsibility. Finally, as a division, we are committed to cultivating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we believe varied perspectives and backgrounds improve ourselves and our care of patients.

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship. To achieve our mission, we are committed to train our fellows to understand the process of quality research and to critically evaluate literature. To graduate surgeons who are capable of practicing competently and independently. To train fellows to master all aspects of adult reconstruction surgery, including primary, revision, PJI and periprosthetic fractures. To graduate surgeons who are competitive applicants for positions in either private practice or academic practice settings. To graduate surgeons who perform well in sub-specialty practice. To recruit superior fellowship candidates. To encourage and prepare fellows for roles in leadership organizations, such as health policy, advocacy, education, medical education accreditation, and research; at regional, national, and international levels.

– Michele R. D’Apuzzo, MD

Program Director’s Welcome

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our University of Miami/Jackson Health System Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction Fellowship. To achieve our mission, we are committed to train our fellows to understand the process of quality research and to critically evaluate literature. To graduate surgeons who are capable of practicing competently and independently. To train fellows to master all aspects of adult reconstruction surgery, including primary, revision, PJI and periprosthetic fractures. To graduate surgeons who are competitive applicants for positions in either private practice or academic practice settings. To graduate surgeons who perform well in sub-specialty practice. To recruit superior fellowship candidates. To encourage and prepare fellows for roles in leadership organizations, such as health policy, advocacy, education, medical education accreditation, and research; at regional, national, and international levels.

– Michele R. D’Apuzzo, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The fellowship is a one-year clinical training program. The entire year is dedicated to adult reconstruction surgery of the hip and knee and involves rotations at the University of Miami Hospital and Jackson Memorial Hospital. The division has high surgical volume and routinely operates 5 days a week. Cases include primaries and revisions as well as all the different pathologies such as arthritis, avascular necrosis, dysplasia, infections and periprosthetic fractures. Fellows typically operate 4 days a week, with 1 day in clinic.

The fellow is also expected to participate in the education of the residents in the outpatient setting and the operating room. Orthopaedic surgery residents rotate on the adult reconstruction service as a PGY-2, PGY-4 and PGY-5. There is opportunity to mentor medical students aspiring to become orthopedic surgeons who regularly rotate through the service.

Your Faculty

Michele R. D’Apuzzo, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Adult Reconstruction
Director, Adult Reconstruction Fellowship

Victor H. Hernandez, MD MS
Associate Professor, Division of Adult Reconstruction
Chief, Division Adult Reconstruction

Jaime A. Carvajal, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Adult Reconstruction

Fernando E. Vilella-Hernandez, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Adult Reconstruction
Chief, Division Orthopedic Trauma