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:
ANZ fellow in ANZ position
ANZ fellow in overseas position
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.
Major Joint Arthroplasty Lower Extremity
Major Joint Arthroplasty Upper Extremity
Degenerative and deforming conditions of the spine
Note: Soft tissue surgery, arthroscopy and conditions of the foot and hand will NOT be supported.
For a list of fellowship recipients in 2009 click here
For a list of fellowship recipients in 2010 click here
⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2011 click here
⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2012 click here
⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2013 click here
⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2014 click here
⇒ For a list of fellowship recipients in 2015 click here
Next funding round - February 2016
Applications for February 2016 funding of the Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Program have commenced. Completed applications must be submitted by close of business (5.00pm AEST) Monday 29 February 2016..
APPLICANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THEIR APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE WITH ALL ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTATION. APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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 July 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:
Proof of AOA accreditation (if you are representing an Australian institution)
Two written references from independent referees for fellow
The fellow training program
Written confirmation by the supervisor that the fellowship program contains at least 50% arthroplasty in the specified activity
A completed institution application form
A completed fellow application form
CV's for each supervisor
For the complete list of eligibility and criteria click here
To download institution application form click here
To download fellow application form click here
Reviewed and updated October 2015