The purpose of this Preceptorship is to provide a senior level resident with an in-depth period of training in the basic management of fractures at a recognized AO North American Center or with a member of AO North America. This would provide the resident with a one-on-one relationship with a practicing Traumatologist (Preceptor) so that the individual would gain a deeper insight into the management of fractures. This is not meant to replace an AO Trauma Fellowship, but to provide the individual with a more in-depth study so that he may practice general fracture care better. Note: This program is not intended to fund a set rotation for a residency program.
The interested individual must contact the proposed Preceptor, who must be an approved faculty member of AO North America. The applicant should outline his/her reasons for desiring the Preceptorship, what his/her expectations are from the experience and specify plans to organize the Preceptorship. This information should then be reviewed and signed by the Preceptor and submitted to AO North America for final approval.
The Preceptorship will normally provide a total of $3,000 for accommodations and living expenses during the rotation. When completing the application, please be sure to indicate how (to whom) the check should be endorsed.
The Preceptorship will normally be available to senior residents who are typically planning to practice general orthopaedic, maxillofacial, spine, or veterinary surgery, and who want a more in-depth training in basic fracture care. A given center is only eligible for one Senior Resident Rotation Preceptorship a year. Formal approval from the applicant's residency director and the host-training program are both required.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PRECEPTORSHIP IS AVAILABLE TO ONLY ONE RESIDENT PER TRAINING PROGRAM PER CALENDAR YEAR.
Upon completion of the attached application form and appropriate supporting documentation, including program director's letter of support, the applicant is asked to return it to:
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