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Orthopaedic Fellowships

Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Program

In keeping with its mission of promoting medical education, Arthritis Australia has initiated the Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Program. The Program, supported by Zimmer Pty Ltd, will promote best practice treatment for arthritis sufferers.

Fellowships with the following criteria will be awarded and are ranked in order of preference:

  1. ANZ fellow in ANZ position
ANZ fellow in overseas position

  3. Overseas fellow in ANZ position

Note: The program is not open to overseas institutions unless supporting an Australian/NZ fellow.

Fellowships are available in the following areas and are ranked in order of preference:

Note: The fellowship program must contain at least 50% arthroplasty in the specified activity to be eligible. Confirmation of this requirement must be made at time of application by the supervisor.

  1. Major Joint Arthroplasty Lower Extremity
  2. Major Joint Arthroplasty Upper Extremity
  3. Degenerative and deforming conditions of the spine

Note: Soft tissue surgery, arthroscopy and conditions of the foot and hand will NOT be supported.

Fellowship recipients

For a list of fellowship recipients in 2010 & 2011 click here

 For a list of fellowship recipients in 2011 & 2012 click here

For a list of fellowship recipients in 2012 & 2013 click here

⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2013 & 2014 click here

⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2014 & 2015 click here


Next funding round - August 2015

Applications for August 2015 funding of the Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Program have commenced. Completed applications must be submitted by close of business (5.00pm AEST) Monday 31 August 2015. 


Note: Due to the popularity of this program, only one fellowship application can be submitted per institution per funding year.

 For Australian Institutions, AOA accreditation MUST be approved before applying for funding.

Eligibility and criteria for applications are reviewed and updated regularly. Applications should be submitted well in advance of commencement of fellowship. This round of funding is for fellowships commencing January 2016 or later. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The review process may take up to three weeks following the applications closing date. Supervisors and fellows will receive notification of the outcome of their application by email, followed by a letter to the Supervisor.

In order to expedite the process, the following must be included with your application:

  1. Proof of AOA accreditation (if you are representing an Australian institution)
  2. Two written references from independent referees for fellow
  3. The fellow training program
  4. Written confirmation by the supervisor that the fellowship program contains at least 50% arthroplasty in the specified activity 
  5. A completed institution application form
  6. A completed fellow application form
  7. CV's for each supervisor
  8. Fellow's CV

Key documents


Reviewed and updated March 2015

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