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Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship (OSPAF)

Dr. Ward and Skylar Frisch, PA-C perform operation

The NEBH Orthopedic Surgery Physician Assistant Fellowship (OSPAF) offers advanced training in the diagnosis and management of adult musculoskeletal disease. Fellows will practice in both inpatient and outpatient settings, utilizing and facilitating a full spectrum of treatment modalities from conservative management to surgical intervention.

Subspecialty training is provided in adult reconstruction, sports and rehabilitation medicine, spine, foot and ankle, upper extremity, trauma, physiatry, and inpatient medicine. Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue special interests 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. With the exception of trauma, no call is required, but the fellow will be strongly encouraged to participate in collegiate sports coverage during their sports medicine subspecialty rotation.

Curriculum

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 Details and Requirements

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

Entry requirements:

  • Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • License to practice as a Physician Assistant in the state of Massachusetts
  • Current DEA license
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification

*Entry requirements are for matriculation into the program, not to apply to the OSPAF. A PA-S in their final year of study should feel encouraged to apply with proof of good academic standing from their current program.

Application

Download the application form for more information

Contact Information

Ellen Busher, PA-C

Phone: 617-754-5683
Fax: 617-754-6443
Email: ebusher@nebh.org

Fellowship Director

Ellen Busher, PA-C

Meet Our Faculty

Inpatient Medicine and Pain Management

  • Roberto Cruz-Gervis, MD
  • Michelle Dwyer, NP
  • Lorraine Magner, NP

Adult Joint Reconstruction

  • David Mattingly, MD
  • Eric Smith, MD
  • Danielle Ward, MD
  • Ellen Busher, PA-C
  • Tara Mounsey, NP

Spine and Spine Physiatry

  • Chima Oheagbulam, MD
  • Eric Carkner, MD
  • Carol Hartigan, MD
  • Eugenio Martinez, MD
  • Andrew Lederman, MD
  • Adam Harris, MD
  • Robert Kenney, PA-C
  • Kristin Sullivan, PA-C

Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Glen Ross, MD
  • Sarav Shah, MD
  • Lampros Minos, PA-C
  • Elizabeth Donato, PT

Foot and Ankle

  • Kurt Hoffman, MD
  • Mark P. Slovenkai, MD
  • Sheri L. Martinelli, PA-C

Upper Extremity

  • Andrew Jawa, MD
  • Andrew Terrono, MD
  • Hervey Kimball, MD
  • Kiet Le, PA-C

Trauma

  • Kenneth Rodriguez, MD
  • John Wixted, MD
  • Paul Appleton, MD
  • Scott Herman, PA-C

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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