Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship Director: Vaughan Bowen, MB ChB, MD, FRCSC
Primary Preceptor: Vaughan Bowen, MB ChB, MD, FRCSC
The University of Calgary Division of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to introduce a
comprehensive Hand & Wrist Surgery fellowship based at the University of Calgary, Calgary,
Alberta, Canada. This intensive one year fellowship is open to all graduates of Canadian
Orthopaedic or Plastic Surgery programs as well as self funded qualified International Medical
School graduates. During their year of training fellows will be exposed to a very broad spectrum
of Hand & Wrist Surgery problems, and should be able to obtain:
• A broad knowledge of the basic sciences related to Hand Surgery, especially a detailed
knowledge of the anatomy of both the hand and reconstructive tissue donor sites.
• A working knowledge of Hand & Wrist Surgery literature.
• A comprehensive understanding of laboratory tests and investigations relevant to Hand &
• An understanding of anaesthetic techniques relevant to hand surgery.
• A general understanding of the principles and methods of rehabilitation and splinting
(physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, and work hardening programmes)
for non surgical conditions, and after post-traumatic and reconstructive surgery.
• Specific administrative skills required for dealing with Workers’ Compensation, insurance
companies, and medico legal issues, including an understanding of the principles of
impairment evaluation and disability, as well as learning techniques for report
Fellows will be expected to be intimately involved in research, clinical work and teaching residents
and medical students. Fellows will be expected to present and publish a research project during
Remuneration for Canadian graduates will be from surgical assisting fees. International Medical
School graduates need to be self funded. This fellowship is suitable for applicants who are either
hoping to become full time Hand Surgeons or who wish to simply increase their knowledge of
Hand & Wrist Surgery.
Interested applicants are asked to forward their current curriculum vitae, cover letter and three
supportive reference letters. For more information and application, please contact:
Dr. Vaughan Bowen, MB ChB, MD, FRCSC
Hand Surgery Fellowship Director
c/o Ms. Christine Fiaagesund
Health Sciences Centre
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Nl