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Fellowship Program Name: University of Missouri - Orthopaedic Medicine
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Fellowship Director: Brett D. Crist, MD
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Program Address: Missouri Orthopaedic Institute
1100 Virginia Ave
Columbia, MO 65212-0001
Program Phone: (573) 882-5731
Fellowship Coordinator: Darcey Snethen
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Fellowship Coordinator Phone Number: 573-884-7796
Fellowship Description: The purpose of the University of Missouri Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship is to produce outstanding, technically proficient, compassionate, and ethical Orthopaedic Trauma surgeons by facilitating the development of: 1) basic science knowledge and principles relevant to Orthopaedic Trauma 2) basic and advanced management principles in treating patients who have sustained traumatic musculoskeletal injuries 3) technical and surgical skills necessary to perform Orthopaedic Trauma-related procedures 4) life-long learning skills/habits 5) a desire to contribute to the field of Orthopaedic Trauma through research and teaching. 6) effectively interacting with other health care team members and society to effect positive change in Orthopaedic health care. The fellow will function as a Clinic Instructor at both in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the level 1 trauma center University of Missouri and at Cox South Hospital, a private state level 1 center in Springfield, MO. He/she will be credentialed to perform surgical procedures and patient evaluation commensurate with his/her training and degree. The fellow will gain graduated independence in performing Orthopaedic Trauma surgery with supervision by the Orthopaedic Trauma attending. He/she will also gain experience in the outpatient clinic with attending supervision. The trauma fellow will also get the unique experiences related to shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, and foot and ankle reconstructive/preservation procedures. Clinical and basic science research projects are ongoing and fellows are expected to actively participate in research activities. We offer weekly case-based fellow conference, weekly case review, skills labs, educational resources, access to a 3D printer for preoperative planning, and access to our department’s complete research staff including our trauma service research coordinator and research fellows.
# of Trauma Fellows: 2
Fellowship Period: 1 year
Accrediting Agency: OTA
# of Full-Time Faculty 9
# of Full Time Faculty - OTA Members 6
Trauma Center Level: Level 1 ACS Trauma Center
# of Yearly Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures 7080
# of Yearly Trauma Admissions (ISS>17) 438
# of Pelvic Fractures (27216-27218): 160
# of Acetabular Fractures (27226-27228): 158
# of Pilon Fractures (27826-27828): 121
# of Femoral Shaft Fractures (27506): 225