Murdoch Orthopaedic Clinic (MOC) has recently established the MOC Orthopaedic Fellowship program. The Fellowship is a 6 month program for post-graduate Orthopaedic Surgeons wishing to develop sub-specialist expertise in knee and foot & ankle surgery.

This fellowship encompasses all aspects of clinical involvement in orthopaedic surgery in a busy group practice, including preoperative evaluation, surgical treatment at assistant level (responsibility dependent on proficiency demonstrated), postoperative management and rehabilitation.

The fellowship supervisors are Mr Mark Hurworth, Mr Gerald Lim and Mr Peter Ammon. The fellows will work at St John of God Murdoch Private Hospital, Armadale Hospital (public) and the Murdoch Surgicentre.

The clinical goals of the fellowship are:

  • proficiency in lower limb sports surgery
  • anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions
  • patellofemoral ligament reconstructions
  • arthroscopic knee surgery including meniscal repairs, osteotomies about the knee
  • knee arthroplasty, including robotic knee surgery
  • arthroscopic ankle surgery
  • ankle ligament reconstructions

There is exposure to hip arthroscopic surgery and alternative approaches to hip replacement (i.e. anterior approach) if this is of interest.

Research is a key component to the fellowship and we aim for a presentation by the fellow at the AOA state and federal meeting.

If you wish to apply, please forward a Curriculum Vitae, the names of two referees you have recently worked with and your preferred date for fellowship to: fellowship@murdochorthopaedic.com.au

All fellows will need to be registered with the Medical Board of Australia. For further details refer: http://www.medicalboard.gov.au/Registration-Standards.aspx

In order to be granted registration, all overseas trained doctors will need to have passed the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7. For further details refer to the following PDF. English Language Skills Registration Standard.