Fellowship: Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery
The Nova Scotia Health Authority Orthopedic Surgery of the Upper Limb Fellowship Program is based at Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre (QEIIHSC) New Halifax Infirmary Site in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This is a tertiary care hospital and level 1 trauma center that provides care for primary musculoskeletal conditions in the City of Halifax and surrounding areas and advanced subspecialty Upper Limb care to the Atlantic Provinces that include: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nefoundland and Labrador.
At the conclusion of the fellowship at Dalhousie University, the fellow will be able to provide comprehensive, advanced orthopedic sub specialty medical and surgical care to patients with Upper Limb musculoskeletal pathologies. They will be able to investigate, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment options, perform operative procedures, provide comprehensive perioperative care, direct rehabilitation and manage complications arising during clinical care.
To achieve this goal, the individual orthopedic subspecialty fellowship has implemented a curriculum (See Appendix) that includes topics for the study and clinical and surgical skills to become an Orthopedic Upper Limb subspecialty trained surgeon.