Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program
The Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center is a one-year program that provides comprehensive training in adult and adolescent spinal problems, including deformity, disc surgery, and degenerative conditions affecting the spine, tumors, trauma and arthritis with such treatments as endoscopic, microscopic and minimally invasive surgery. The fellowship consists of both inpatient and outpatient experience with primary clinical responsibility. In addition, fellows participate in basic scientific and clinical research to fulfill the requirements of the program. Two positions are available each from the fields of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. Interested candidates should contact Elissa Rosenberg at email@example.com or Phone: 310-423-9275 / Fax: 310-248-7390.
Mission of Fellowship
The mission of the Fellowship Program is to instill the combination of surgical expertise, experience and precision with a strong moral, ethical and work background. Our fellowship seeks to attract and train only those candidates who possess an exemplary sense of responsibility, integrity and discipline to be successful in their career choices. Our ultimate goal is to produce a well trained, academically oriented, disciplined, fellowship-trained complex spine surgeon to serve as both a clinical and community leader with uncompromising personal and professional values.
Goals and Objectives
The Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center provides training in the care for the entire spectrum of spinal diseases. This spectrum of care can be divided broadly into six categories:
- Core knowledge
- Clinical evaluation
- Operative management
- Pre- and postoperative care
- Non-operative management
- Basic and clinical research experience
Candidates will be expected to not only assist with ongoing projects but will be encouraged to develop lab investigations of their own design and interest.
The educational goals of the Spinal Surgery Fellowship Program are to:
- Provide an exceptional didactic educational environment to superbly train a spine fellow in the evaluation, diagnosis, non-operative and operative treatment of spinal disorders in adolescents and adults
- Educate the fellows thoroughly in the decision-making process to understand both the ramifications and possible complications of treatment, rehabilitation or potential revision required to obtain an optimal result
- Provide an outpatient environment to teach and guide a fellow how to evaluate, manage and follow patients in an outpatient setting
- Guide fellows to develop teaching skills by educating residents and medical students
- Help fellows amplify research skills in both clinical and laboratory settings. An active weekly spine conference and multidisciplinary didactic lectures presented each Wednesday morning by a fellow aids in developing a more analytical approach to problem-solving and critical literature review through the Monthly Journal Club
- Familiarize the fellows with outcome tools and necessary programs to perform outcome research
- Provide basic research experience integrated into clinical rotation
Duration: The clinical fellowship is a one-year program (August 1 to July 31).
Application Deadline: September 1 of each year for applicants interested in the field of neurosurgery. Orthopedic applicants are selected through the San Francisco Matching Program. Please visit http://www.sfmatch.org/ for detailed information.
Stipend: $60,000 (including health and malpractice insurance)
Location: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai's fellowship training has provided an invaluable stepping stone to both excellent private practice and academic positions at the nation's most prestigious medical centers.
|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|
|Att: Elissa Rosenberg|
|444 S. San Vicente Blvd.,#901/800|
|Los Angeles, CA 90048|