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Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship (OSPAF)

The goal of this fellowship is to offer advanced training in the diagnosis and management of adult musculoskeletal disease.  Fellows will participate in both inpatient and outpatient settings, utilizing and facilitating a full spectrum of treatment modalities from conservative management to surgical intervention.

Subspecialty training will be provided in adult reconstruction, sports, spine, foot and ankle, upper extremity, trauma, and physiatry. Fellows with special interest in pediatrics are encouraged to seek out this subspecialty experience during their 6 week elective. All subspecialty rotations include corresponding outpatient clinic and OR experience, as well as subspecialty conference. Dedicated scheduling is provided for scholarly development including lectures, assigned readings, small group discussion, competency assessment, and a research project. No call is required, but the fellow will be strongly encouraged to participate in collegiate sports coverage during their sports medicine subspecialty rotation.


The program consists of a blended didactic and clinical curriculum. The OSPA Fellow will participate in orthopedic staff duties while maintaining protected educational status during their fellowship year. The fellow will participate in daily teaching rounds, weekly conferences, grand rounds, journal clubs, and weekly interdisciplinary conferences.

Training Locations

New England Baptist Hospital
125 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120

New England Baptist Outpatient Care Center at Dedham
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Fellowship Director

Ellen Busher, PA-C

Physician Assistants

Rebecca Schneiderman, PA-C, Chief PA
Ellen Busher, PA-C
Schaillee Butler, PA-C
Lauren Bruno, PA-C
Michael Davis, PA-C
Allyson Foss, PA-C
Skylar Frisch, PA-C
Danielle Lehman, PA-C
Sarah Philpot, PA-C

Fellowship Details and Requirements

Duration: 1 year (October 1 to September 30)
Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Competitive fellowship salary, plus benefits

Entry requirements:

a. Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant Program
b. Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
c. License to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Massachusetts
d. Current DEA license
e. Current BLS and ACLS certification


Download the application form for more information

Contact Information

Ellen Busher, PA-C

Phone: (617) 754-5683
Fax: (617) 754-6443

About NEBH

New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is the premier regional provider for orthopedic surgery and the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders. NEBH is nationally recognized for high quality and high patient satisfaction. Teaching affiliations include Tufts University School of Medicine, with teaching programs in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. NEBH has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for over 30 years.

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