Who Should Apply

Trained Orthopaedic surgeons wanting a year of specialized training for arthroscopic reconstruction of shoulders, hips and knees.

Mission Statement

Our mission is three-fold:
1. To foster an environment of teaching and learning excellence that is built on innovation, collaboration, and respect;
2. To create a hub of world-leading research and innovation, adding to the intellectual, social, and economic capital of our communities;
3. To facilitate opportunities for our students, staff, and faculty to serve and connect with our local, national, and global communities.

 

Why Choose Our Clinical Research Degree Program

Leading Faculty

Accreditation:

  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Dalhousie is a leading innovative, research-intensive university, inspiring our diverse scholarly community to serve Nova Scotia, our region, our nation, and the world.

Primary goal: To develop proficient and expert arthroscopic reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgeons for both the academic and community settings.

Dr. Wong and Dr. Coady currently work at three hospitals in Nova Scotia:

Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Center (QEII)

Office: 2106 Camp hill Veterans’ Memorial Building 5955 Veterans’ Memorial Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 2E1

The Queen Elizabeth Health Sciences Center encompasses a total of 10 buildings located between the Halifax Infirmary Site and the Victoria General Site. Dr. Wong’s main office is located in the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building on the 2nd floor in room 2106, and Dr. Coady’s office is located in the Halifax Infirmary building on the 4th floor. Among other tasks, Dr. Wong and Dr. Coady hold meetings in their offices with students and researchers to discuss the many projects they are currently leading. At the Halifax Infirmary Building, Dr. Wong and Dr. Coady perform various shoulder, hip, knee, and small joint surgeries. They also conduct pre-operational and post-operational appointments in the orthopaedic department of the Halifax Infirmary.

Scotia Surgery Inc.

Office: 18 Acadia Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4H3

Scotia Surgery Inc. in Dartmouth is a private facility where Dr. Wong and Dr. Coady operate.

Hants Community Hospital

Office: 89 Payzant Dr, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0

Hants Community Hospital is located in Windsor, Nova Scotia. This is another location where Dr. Wong and Dr. Coady perform orthopaedic surgeries.

A Career Path

This fellowship is a combined exposure to clinical sports medicine and arthroscopy, coupled with a research component. Fellows will gain clinical experience in state-of-the-art minimal-invasive joint preservation and reconstruction techniques in the shoulder, hip, knee, and small joints. Fellows will be responsible for participating in active research, which will be tailored to the experience of each candidate. One day per week will be protected for these research activities. It is expected that the fellow will participate in weekly conferences, including basic science lectures, Grand Rounds, Journal Club, and Sports Medicine Rounds.

You will be expected to expand your knowledge in the field of orthopedic research, which we hope will inspire and help you to conduct future orthopaedics research of your own. On-site research assistants will help you to complete your high impact studies and provide you with the necessary materials to further your knowledge of the field. Additionally, it is expected that you will participate in meetings to allow you the opportunity to provide your feedback regarding your experiences as you progress through the program.

The stipend awarded for this fellowship program is $58,000/year.

Mentored Research Experience

  • Educational research activities offered at Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Full-time Fellowship Coordinator
  • Supervising surgeons:
    • Ivan Wong (Shoulder, Hip and Knee)
    • Catherine Coady (Knee and Shoulder)
    • Douglas LeGay (Shoulder, Elbow, Trauma)
    • Nathan Urquhart (Shoulder, Hip and Knee)
    • Mark Glazebrook (Foot and ankle)
    • Andrew Trenholm (Upper Extremity)

Dr. Ivan Wong, MD, FRCS(C), Dipl. Sports Med, Master Academic Medicine
Dr. Catherine Coady, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Mark Glazebrook, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Andrew Trenholm, MD, FRCS(C)

Scientific Communication

Administrative support mechanisms:

  • Communication; Web development containing syllabus materials including rationale, goals and objectives, information about curriculum scheduling, changes to the curriculum, evaluation procedures and implementation
    • Doodle poll for easy communication
  • Operations; preparation and distribution of schedules and curricular materials. Collection collation, and distribution of evaluation data

Interactive tools:

  • Smartboard lessons
  • GoPro - surgery videos & training model videos for recorded practice and review
  • Ark trainers and other training and surgical simulation models
  • Skills Lab (CLASSroom)

Instructional Methods:

  • Deliberate perfect recorded practice with feedback in simulation lab
  • Creation of surgical teaching video techniques
  • Radiology conference panels
  • Required publication component with support
  • Submission and presentation at conference of multiple levels (local, national, and international)
  • Didactic lectures
  • On-call responsibilities
  • Clinic responsibilities

Clinical Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the fellowship program of Joint Preservation, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. The fellowship will be carried out at the QEII Health Sciences Centre with the following Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Dr. Ivan Wong, MD, FRCS(C), Dipl. Sports Med, Master Academic Medicine
Dr. Catherine Coady, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Mark Glazebrook, MD, FRCS(C)
Dr. Andrew Trenholm, MD, FRCS(C)

This fellowship is a one-year experience with combined exposure to clinical sports medicine and arthroscopy, coupled with a research component. Fellows will be gain clinical experience in state-of-the-art minimal-invasive joint preservation and reconstruction techniques in the shoulder, hip, knee, and small joints. Fellows will be responsible for participating in active research, which will be tailored to the experience of each candidate. One day per week will be protected for these research activities. It is expected that the fellow will participate in weekly conferences, including basic science lectures, Grand Rounds, Journal Club, and Sports Medicine Rounds.

The stipend awarded for this fellowship program is $58,000/year.

Research Fellowship

The Sports Medicine program – orthopedic surgery program offers a 1-year Research Fellowship.  This is an opportunity to advance research skills, present at national and international conferences as well as to attain numerous publications, with the aim to further the aspirants experience for preparation for a career in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine in an academic center.

The fellow will be expected to manage six – ten research projects under one-on-one mentorship from orthopedic faculty within the division of sports medicine at Dalhousie University.

The fellow is expected to submit and present abstracts at annual meetings and prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.  Other activities include research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation and submission.  The fellow will be expected to work in collaboration with the current existing team of research assistants and statisticians.

The clinical responsibilities are limited to seeing research patients in the hospital as well as in the clinic. The fellow is expected to attend conferences, Grand Rounds and Journal Club in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

All research is clinical and exposes the fellow to a wide variety of shoulder/hip/knee conditions and procedures – including but not limited to rotator cuff disease, arthroscopic latarjet, acetabular labral lesions and cartilage reconstruction procedures.

For the self-directed, motivated individual, this can be a very productive year. In addition to improving your research skills in an academic environment, the goal of the program is to have the fellow present in many conferences, obtain multiple publications and successfully obtain employment in an academic centre where he/she will continue to advance research in the field of Sports Medicine.

Learning Objectives

Objectives of this fellowship:
1. Rotator cuff repair
1. MRI vs CTA diagnosis
2. When to debride vs convert to complete tear (PASTA lesions)
3. Size of tear and treatment options
4. Repair techniques (open vs arthroscopic, single vs double row)
5. Understand grades of fatty infiltration and theory of mechanical vs vascular tears
6. Rotator cuff mobilization techniques
7. Understand tendon transfer and other advanced techniques (allograft) for irreparable tears
2. Labral repair
1. Identify on MRI
2. Arthroscopic vs open
3. Distinguish SLAP vs sub labral foramen vs Buford complex
3. Meniscus repair
1. Identify on MRI
2. Be able to identify arthroscopically and describe repair technique and perform under observation
4. Simple hip labral repair
1. Enter hip under fluoroscopy and place portals
2. Perform capsulotomy
3. Perform psoas tenotomy
5. Understand basics of scapular dyskinesis

Applications need to be received by January of the year prior to the fellowship. Right now, the applications for the year of 2018/2019 are being accepted and therefore the deadline for applications is January 2017 for the fellowship starting July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.

A complete application includes: (1) a cover letter that states your reasons for applying and the benefits from your specific acceptance, (2) a curriculum vitae and (3) three references.

The fellowship application documents and any questions or concerns can be emailed to research@drivanwong.com. 

Electives are an available option while the applications are being processed. Electives are opportunities to come into the hospital and meet the Orthopaedic Surgeons and see what our clinic has to offer. Electives allow the applicants to become acquainted with their prospective supervisors and to demonstrate their advantageous qualities and knowledge. If you are interested or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.