Clinical Education

Research Training Opportunities

Orthopaedic training available for UNSW medical students

Elective Studies in Orthopaedic Research

Expectations of student clinical and research involvement

Undergraduate Medical Teaching

As a teaching hospital for the University of new South Wales, the ORI has many undergraduate medical students working on orthopaedic projects. We also have training opportunities for international postgraduate surgical and sports medicine fellows.

This is a strong education program focusing on the needs of undergraduate students, registrars, general practitioners, orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. Our undergraduate medical program conducted by consultants and registrars is a four week term, popular with the fourth year students.

Postgraduate and Registrar Education

Postgraduate and registrar education is organised around the 7am meetings held by our subspeciality services. Regular combined meetings are held with rheumatology, oncology, imaging and pathology. Thursday morning Grand Rounds feature local and international speakers and interesting clinical cases. Acquisition of skills is an important component of training. For this reason, we spend a lot ot time teaching our interns how to splint and plaster. The well known registrar skill sessions are a forum for our future orthopods to learn intricate surgical techniques

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Students at work on their research projects

Registrar Rotations

Our orthopaedic registrar rotations include exchange program with Albury Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. We also have training positions for sports medicine and shoulder surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery, and orthopaedic trauma.

In order to advance the training of orthopaedic surgeons, we regularly organise international meetings. Since musculoskeletal disorders form up to 20% of the practice of a family physician, we also contribute to continuing medical education programs for our general practitioner colleagues. These are held in alternate months and are RACGP accredited.