The Andrews Research & Education Foundation (AREF) provides specialized orthopaedic surgical training in all aspects of simple and complex foot and ankle conditions.
Program Director: Erik Nilssen, MD
The fellow will be under the direction of three fellowship-trained orthopaedic foot and ankle faculty throughout the 12-month program, with a 1:1 faculty ratio.
The program boasts a robust and well established orthopaedic research program, onsite Surgical Skills Lab, Regenerative Medicine Center, and Biomechanics Lab. The curriculum covers requisite conditions and surgical procedures defined by the AOFAS curriculum guide. The fellow will have the opportunity for practice management, professional development, and financial management lectures throughout the year.
Mission: To educate orthopaedic surgeons on the medical and musculoskeletal problems unique to athletes at all levels of participation and to graduate physicians who will become advancers in the specialty of orthopaedic sports medicine while providing the highest quality and safest patient care possible.
Duration: 12 months
Prepare fellows for competency in a wide variety of procedures for sports medicine
Provide opportunities in comprehensive sports coverage and care for elite athletes
Fellows are proficient in all six ACGME core competencies.
Fellows are confident in decision-making and surgical skills, including establishing treatment algorithms and performing necessary surgical interventions.
Fellows learn to balance high volume clinical/surgical experiences, team coverage, and various research/educational opportunities.
Fellows become life-long learners and continue to advance medicine through research, publications, and teaching.
Please submit your application for the AREF Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery Fellowship through the SF Match Program,
Program ID #: 4664
Required documents and completed applications must be submitted through SFMatch:
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