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University of Minnesota/HealthPartners offers an exceptional opportunity for a multi-disciplinary Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma fellowship, under fellowship director, Dr. Julie Switzer.  We have this position available for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond.  This fellowship is a twelve month unique training experience in the operative and clinical management of geriatric orthopedic trauma patients. 

University of Minnesota/HealthPartners offers an exceptional opportunity for a multi-disciplinary Geriatric Orthopedic Trauma fellowship, under fellowship director, Dr. Julie Switzer.  We have this position available for the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond.  This fellowship is a twelve month unique training experience in the operative and clinical management of geriatric orthopedic trauma patients.  We are the first in the nation to formally establish such a training opportunity, which has been certified by the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS). 

The fellowship will emphasize multidisciplinary aspects of geriatric orthopedic patient care including operative and nonoperative trauma care, peri-prosthetic fracture reconstruction, bone health, and palliative care considerations.  The fellow will work with 9 fulltime orthopedic faculty, as well as orthopedic residents and staff as an integral part of the orthopedic service. The fellow will have three days in the OR, one half day of research and one half day of independent clinic, one day of specialty practice, and three call shifts per month.  The fellowship functions within a large community health system and a very busy community hospital, which also serves as the area’s Level I Trauma Center. 

The faculty at the University of Minnesota and HealthPartners involved in the fellowship training, include the orthopedic trauma and adult reconstruction teams and a multi-disciplinary team of national leaders in geriatric care (including geriatricians, palliative care specialists, and endocrinologists).  We also have a dedicated Clinical Research Team based at HealthPartners available to help with the administration and operation of all research.  Qualified candidates are current PGY4 (or beyond) orthopedic residents in an accredited US orthopedic residency program and available to obtain a Minnesota medical license by July 2021.

Interested applicants should send a CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation (one must be from the residency program director) to Lisa Schroder, Director of Academic Programs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.