About The Brisbane Shoulder Fellowship

The aim of the fellowship program is to enable orthopaedic surgeons to gain sub-specialist training in advanced arthroscopic skills.

During the one year program, fellows will get exposure to arthroscopic surgery commencing from basic arthroscopic skill development such as performing sub acromial decompressions and cuff procedures to exposure in advanced skills such as superior capsular reconstructions, muscle advancements and arthroscopic Latarjet along with arthroscopic brachial plexus dissections. 

The Brisbane Shoulder Fellowships are  accredited with the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

Gain exposure and develop a high level of competency in and an affinity for shoulder surgery.

Training will encompass arthroscopic rotator cuff repair including revision surgery and superior capsular reconstruction; instability surgery and arthroscopic bone block procedures, including arthroscopic posterior bone block and arthroscopic latarjet surgery.

Hands-On Experience

There is a keen focus of interest in the fellowship towards our clinical examination and exposure to the clinics wherein the fellows will gain experience in evaluating patients and formulating a plan for management of simple and complex shoulder conditions.  The fellowship will enable orthopaedic surgeons to develop in depth understanding of the complexities of shoulder surgery.  In addition to the clinical support provided during the fellowship, a very strong focus is put on clinical research and basic science research.  

Make lifelong friendships and connections

We have a strong emphasis on providing a balance of training and family time during the fellowship in Brisbane. The structure of our fellowship program allows for our Fellows to be able to spend quality time with their families during their time in Brisbane, whilst gaining invaluable sub-specialist training. 

Our Partner Hospitals

Fellows will be associated as members of the Queensland Unit for Advanced Shoulder Research (QUASR) which is housed at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and will have access to all its facilities. These include access to the kinematic gait lab, a robotics research lab, biomechanical facilities, cadaveric skills training lab and intermingling with over four dozen like-minded researchers actively researching in the shoulder space. 

How to Apply to The Brisbane Shoulder Fellowship

Write a cover letter and prepare your CV

This is a paid fellowship with subsidised accommodation options. The fellowship is open to graduates across the world.

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Commencement in January and July of each year.