The fellowship program fully supports and participates in the combined San Francisco (SF) Match program, for Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee Fellowships and Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowships. The SF match is sponsored by the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the Hip Society (HS), the Knee Society (KS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS). Applicants are expected to be either graduates of or active trainees in good standing in an accredited Orthopaedic residency program. Applicants must have successfully completed all standardized testing applicable to their residency level. International applicants must demonstrate they are able to meet the visa and licensure requirement to practice in the US or Canada, while all applicants must be board eligible with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery by the start of fellowship training.
Interested candidates in the fellowship program are requested to use the Central Application Service through the SF Match. The match process begins in August, 2 years prior to the start of the actual training program. Following submission of the central application, selected applicants are invited to an interview with the team. Following the interview period, applicants are then ranked and submitted to the match process which concludes by May, a year prior to the training program.
The interview process generally involves a 2-day visit to Washington DC during with candidates observe ongoing teaching conferences, an Orthopaedic oncology clinic, and actual surgical cases being performed. Individual meetings with other members of our multidisciplinary team, including musculoskeletal radiology, pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology are done during this period. All members of the team submit feedback which is used to develop the match list.
Successful candidates must demonstrate a true desire to work with the challenges associated with pediatric and adult patients with musculoskeletal tumors. Strong leadership skills, academic achievement and evidence of independent thought are valued in applicants.
Department of Orthopaedic Oncology
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC. 20010
Fellowship Coordinator: Cassandra Garnett