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Trauma Fellowship

Director(s):
Timothy J. Bray, MD

Faculty:
Peter Althausen, MD
Timothy O’Mara, MD
Justin Walker, MD

Fellowship Coordinator:
Sara D.

Duration:
One (1) year

Stipend:
65,000

Location:
Reno, Nevada

Overview:
The Musculoskeletal Organization for Research and Education (M.O.R.E.) offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. This is an OTA-approved fellowship which seeks individuals from approved North American residency programs. Fellows are trained in a private, level II community trauma system.

Description:
One year clinical fellowship in orthopaedic trauma which combines acute fracture care, delayed reconstruction, post traumatic deformity, arthroplasty and business education. This is currently the only trauma fellowship in the United States that provides a formal business educational program in addition to high volume clinical training. Our fellows average over 1000 cases per year; 2.5 times greater than the OTA requirements while working with three fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons in a community based trauma system. Because there are no residents at our facility, there is competition for cases. Business education involves a core curriculum with hospitals and practice administrators to instill the successful business management principles of large practices and the financial opportunities to learn the clinical, surgical, and business skills necessary to navigate the political, bureaucratic, and financial obstacles present in both private and academic practices. Combine with a robust and active research program that produces multiple publications per year, we feel this is one of the most well-rounded opportunities offering a diverse educational experience not found anywhere else.

Conference & Meeting Opportunities:
Fellows have the ability to attend the Annual Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting as well as the OTA Fellows course or AO Advanced or Solutions course. Meetings and conferences costs will be subsidized by MORE. Monthly Journal Clubs will be held throughout the year.

Application Information:
M.O.R.E. participates in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP). In order to apply to our program, please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/, select the Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Match and register for the Match.

Please direct any questions regarding fellowship to Sara D. All fellowships require medical licensure in Nevada and California, and M.O.R.E. will assist you with the process and costs of licensure.

Application Form:

The M.O.R.E. trauma fellowship accepts applications exclusively from Central Application Service (CAS) through the SF Match Program. Please register with the SFMP (https://www.sfmatch.org/) and complete the CAS application. SFMP will then send the application to HSS electronically.

Interviews:
November – February

Application Deadline

Current and Past Fellows

  • Kyle Lybrand, MD – 2017-2018

    Medical School – University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – Boston University Medical Center
    Position as of 8/1/17 – Orthopaedic Fellow, Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

  • David Swanson, MD – 2016-2017

    Medical School – University of Texas Medical Branch
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – University of Arizona, Phoenix
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Austin McPhilamy, MD – 2015-2016

    Medical School – Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – Indiana University School of Medicine
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – Bay Street Orthopaedics, Petoskey, MI

  • Justin Walker MD – 2014-2015

    Medical School – Louisianna State University School of Medicine
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – Mayo Clinic
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – Reno Orthopaedic Clinic, Reno, NV

  • Annie Knierim MD – 2013-2014

    Medical School – Creighton University Medical Center
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – University of Nebraska
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – St Alphonsus Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Clinic, Boise, ID

  • Austin Hill MD MPH – 2012-2013

    Medical School – University of Texas – Houston Medical School
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – University of South Carolina – Greenville Hospital Systems
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – Austin Skeletal Trauma Specialists; Austin, TX

  • Justin Kauk MD – 2011-2012

    Medical School – University of Missouri – Columbia
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – President and self-employed under FxRx, PLLC and independent contractor for Structure Orthopaedics in Plano, TX

  • Kenneth Thomas MD – 2010-2011

    Medical School – University of Colorado
    Orthopaedic Surgery Resident – Hamut Medical Center, Erie, PA
    Orthopaedic Fellowship – Reno Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship
    Current Position – Anchorage Fracture & Orthopaedic Clinic, Anchorage, Alaska