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Program Manager, Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship
Nancy Garcia
Phone: 305-689-7600
Fax: 305-689-4784
Email: ngarcia3@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 January and February.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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UHealth Tower

1400 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

Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship

Mission & Vision

This one-year fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology is designed to expose the fellow to the wide variety of oncologic pathology in orthopaedic surgery. The Division of Orthopaedic Oncology works collaboratively with our team of multispecialty sarcoma providers to provide patients with comprehensive and multidisciplinary care. Upon completion of training, each fellow will have obtained the expected level of confidence, skill and professional attitude necessary to practice as an orthopaedic oncologist.

Mission & Vision

This one-year fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology is designed to expose the fellow to the wide variety of oncologic pathology in orthopaedic surgery. The Division of Orthopaedic Oncology works collaboratively with our team of multispecialty sarcoma providers to provide patients with comprehensive and multidisciplinary care. Upon completion of training, each fellow will have obtained the expected level of confidence, skill and professional attitude necessary to practice as an orthopaedic oncologist.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Program balances formal didactic education with clinical, research and surgical practice to provide a consistent and comprehensive educational experience for every fellow. Graduating fellows routinely compliment the program on the highly engaged teaching faculty; social and supportive culture; the complexity and variety of pathology and the hands-on surgical opportunities. Additional strengths of our fellowship and clinical practice include our multidisciplinary faculty; practice diversity and the opportunity to work and live in a truly unique setting.

Program Director’s Welcome

The University of Miami/Jackson Health System Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Program balances formal didactic education with clinical, research and surgical practice to provide a consistent and comprehensive educational experience for every fellow. Graduating fellows routinely compliment the program on the highly engaged teaching faculty; social and supportive culture; the complexity and variety of pathology and the hands-on surgical opportunities. Additional strengths of our fellowship and clinical practice include our multidisciplinary faculty; practice diversity and the opportunity to work and live in a truly unique setting.

Our multidisciplinary sarcoma team meets weekly for “Sarcoma Conference.” All new patients are presented in this conference to formulate a multidisciplinary care plan. In addition to seeing a high volume of cases, including rare cases, our faculty is consulted on difficult diagnoses and second opinions for physicians and hospitals all over the world. Additionally, our faculty is dedicated to the utilization of innovative radiation techniques for sarcoma treatment.

The Division of Orthopaedic Oncology values diversity in all aspects of our practice. We are able to serve a highly diverse patient population, including underinsured patients struggling with cancer. Our robust international program combined with our close proximity to the Caribbean, Central and South America and our NCI-designated cancer center, attracts oncologic patients from many countries. We are also committed to training a diverse population of orthopaedic trainees and this is reflected in the diversity of our graduated fellows and current faculty.

The lifestyle afforded to our fellows is a special one. With our medical campus in a centralized location, adjacent to Downtown Miami, there are many excellent and accessible options to live, including Brickell; Coconut Grove; Coral Gables; Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The University of Miami is in close proximity to both Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports, making both U.S. and international travel convenient. As fellows have no on-call responsibility, they are able to focus solitarily on the oncologic practice, research and their personal and professional development. With additional specialty fellowships and a large residency program, the division’s culture is one of socialization, support and teamwork, and fellows particularly enjoy their academic and social interactions, including an annual potluck party.

-Sheila Ann Conway, MD, FAAOS

Description

The Division of Orthopaedic Oncology values diversity in all aspects of our practice. We are able to serve a highly diverse patient population, including underinsured patients struggling with cancer. Our robust international program combined with our close proximity to the Caribbean, Central and South America and our NCI-designated cancer center, attracts oncologic patients from many countries. We are also committed to training a diverse population of orthopaedic trainees and this is reflected in the diversity of our graduated fellows and current faculty.

The lifestyle afforded to our fellows is a special one. With our medical campus in a centralized location, adjacent to Downtown Miami, there are many excellent and accessible options to live, including Brickell; Coconut Grove; Coral Gables; Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. The University of Miami is in close proximity to both Miami International and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airports, making both U.S. and international travel convenient. As fellows have no on-call responsibility, they are able to focus solitarily on the oncologic practice, research and their personal and professional development. With additional specialty fellowships and a large residency program, the division’s culture is one of socialization, support and teamwork, and fellows particularly enjoy their academic and social interactions, including an annual potluck party.

-Sheila Ann Conway, MD, FAAOS

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

High # of surgical cases

Social & supportive culture within a 67-acre, modern medical campus

Multidisciplinary sarcoma team/South Florida’s only NCI-designated cancer center

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The surgical volume is high and captures the entire breadth of orthopaedic oncology, including the surgical management of soft tissue sarcoma. Fellows typically operate three days a week, with 1.5 to two days in clinic. The division routinely operates five days a week and this provides the fellow an opportunity to participate in the most appropriate opportunities for their surgical development. Clinic days for the fellow may be variable in order to ensure the fellow is participating in the most appropriate and challenging surgical cases. 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 oncology service as a PGY-1, PGY-3 and PGY-5. There is opportunity to mentor medical students aspiring to become orthopaedic surgeons who regularly rotate through the oncology service.

Research

Varied clinical research and project improvement opportunities are available, ensuring the fellow can engage in projects of interest to them with the help of a mentor. Fellows have the opportunity to engage in basic science; laboratory; multidisciplinary oncology and translational projects, as well.

Other Experience

All fellows have the opportunity to attend the annual orthopaedic oncology course held in the Florida Keys, and fellows who have a paper accepted at a national meeting are sponsored by the department to present their paper.

Your Faculty

Motasem Al Maaieh, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Oncology
Director, Spine Oncology, Division of Orthopaedic Oncology

Sheila Ann Conway, MD, FAOA
Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Program and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
Professor and Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Oncology

Juan Pretell, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Orthopaedic Oncology
Research Director, Division of Orthopaedic Oncology