About the Program
The Forté Orthopedic Research Institute Lower-Extremity Adult Reconstruction Fellowship is a newly founded program that exposes fellows to a diverse private practice patient population. The program is headquartered at the Forté Institute’s state-of-the-art research and education center located within the Orthopedic Center of Excellence in Carmel, Indiana.
The program’s primary training site is located at the brand new Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Carmel clinic in the Orthopedic Center of Excellence. Our secondary location is located at Dr. Michael Cross’ practice at OrthoIndy Northwest (9 miles).
Your Fellowship Journey
Fellows will be responsible for patient clinical evaluation, care planning, and all phases of operative care. All cases will be tracked in the fellow’s case log where they are expected to participate in a minimum of 500 cases through the duration of the program with a mix of 15-20% complex revision or infection. Case types include primary and revision lower-extremity total joint arthroplasty and other complicated repairs of the lower-extremity (infections, fractures, etc.). Fellows will have experience with anterior/posterior approach hip reconstruction, robotics, navigation, and many other modern techniques.
Research and Education
Fellows are expected to complete at least one research project that is publishable in a respectfully indexed peer-reviewed journal. The work is also to be presented at a regional or national orthopedic conference as well as at the Forte Orthopedic Research Institute annual symposium. The fellow will work alongside the institute’s staff to submit projects to the IRB, perform data analysis, and manuscript preparation.
The fellow will attend and present at all grand rounds sessions. The fellow will rotate with each faculty member throughout the academic year.
Salary and Benefits
The fellowship salary is set at the current PGY 6 market rate for central Indiana. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Financial support is provided for fellow research presentations at clinical symposiums.
Apply using the SFMatch website by Nov. 1.
Passed one of the following examinations:
- All three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
- All three levels of the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX)
- Part one and two of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE)
The ability to obtain a Indiana state medical license.
Successfully completed an accredited orthopedic surgery residency by the appointment date. All required clinical education must be completed in one of the following:
- An Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited residency program
- An American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved residency program
- A Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) accredited residency program located in Canada
- Must have passed Foreign Medical Graduate or FLEX Exam
- Can obtain Indiana medical license
- Secure own VISA