What is a fellowship?
Many orthopedic surgeons elect to do further training, or fellowships, after completing their medical education and residency training.
Fellowship training in an orthopedic subspecialty is typically one year in duration and sometimes has a research component combined with clinical and operative training. During this period, the physician is referred to as a “fellow.”
In most cases, choosing a fellowship-trained physician means you can be assured he or she is highly skilled and up-to-date with cutting edge treatments and surgical techniques.
Training the next generation.
Most of our physicians at Tuckahoe Orthopaedics are fellowship-trained. Our practice is pleased to play a role in training future generations of orthopedic surgeons. We work closely with Orthopaedic Research of Virginia to sponsor a one year, accredited fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine for residency-trained orthopedic surgeons.
The pediatric orthopaedic surgeons (Drs. Sharps, Tuten, Aarons, and Hale) have been involved for 30 years training the orthopaedic residents of VCU. Two residents rotate year-round, at 6 week intervals, with our pediatric orthopaedists and assist in surgery, clinics, and the ER. They have done many research projects with numerous publications in the medical literature. As part of their training, they attend journal clubs twice a month reviewing all the current pediatric orthopaedic literature. They also attend radiology conferences monthly with the Bon Secours musculoskeletal radiologists. Several past residents have returned to practice with Tuckahoe Orthopaedics including: Drs. Tuten, Caldwell, Hull, Mudrick, and Hale.