The Orthopaedic Surgery Trauma Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine is a one-year ACGME-accredited program that offers an exceptional experience for Orthopaedic traumatologists in training. The program aims to graduate clinically excellent Orthoapedic traumatologists capable of entering independent practice at a Level 1 Trauma center. This goal is accomplished by virtue of a large clinical volume comprised of acutely injured patients and post-traumatic problems. Further, the program develops effective educators through multiple didactic opportunities, such as grand round presentations, lectures, and guiding residents through cases in the operating room. Finally, fellows engage in research process, design, and implementation which, aside from producing a project, translates into discerning reading and assessment of the literature. These aims cultivate the foundational pillars necessary for a successful career as an Orthoapedic traumatologist.
The core faculty are all fellowship trained Orthoapedic traumatologists who come from multiple different programs across the country, providing a diverse training environment that displays both the breadth and depth of contemporary Orthopaedic trauma care. The faculty are devoted to mentoring and provide a high degree of both challenge and support so that continued growth occurs over the duration of the fellowship. Collectively, there is near 100 years of cumulative clinical experience amongst the faculty. Having only 2 fellows a year creates a favorable faculty to fellow ratio that allows a personalized feel to the training program. Our clinical team consists of the faculty, fellows, and one resident, who are supported by more than 10 nurse practitioners and physician assistants, one clinical nurse specialist, and four full-time research coordinators solely dedicated to the Orthopaedic trauma team. In addition to a comprehensive operative experience, didactic curriculum, and research program, our fellowship boasts unique educational offerings, including presentations on the business of Orthopaedic trauma, lectures on professional development, and a one or two-week international experience for those interested.