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Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship

About the Fellowship

This fellowship provides a broad exposure to the management of multiply-injured patients, mixed with the management of orthopedic infections and nonunions. The fellow will be an integral member of the orthopedic trauma team by being involved in resident teaching, conferences, clinical evaluation and surgical treatment. The program is based at the only Level 1 trauma center in San Diego County.

Special areas of interest include complex periarticular fractures, pelvic and acetabular fractures and nonunions. A dedicated orthopedic trauma room is available 5 days a week, thereby increasing the cases that are done during the day.

Research opportunities are offered in basic science, clinical and biomechanics. There is a weekly orthopedic trauma conference, a biweekly trauma conference with general surgery, a monthly Grand Rounds dedicated to trauma and opportunity to attend national meetings.

COVID-19 Mandate:

UC San Diego and San Diego County Health policies mandate that all healthcare workers be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations or have an exemption for medical or religious reasons (subject to review and approval). In addition, UC San Diego's major affiliates have similar expectations. Healthcare workers who are out of compliance may not participate in direct patient care. 

Application Requirements

This fellowship participates in the SF Match program.

All applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in orthopedic surgery.  Fellows must be board-qualified or board-certified and have a California Medical License and California Fluoroscopy License prior to commencement of the fellowship. 

  • Deadline: Nov 1
  • Interview Dates: March 2024

Contact Information

Sandra Gutierrez
Program Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 West Arbor Drive, Mail Code 8894
San Diego, CA 92103-8894
Phone: 619-543-2539
Fax: 619-543-2540

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.