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Welcome

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to us directly.

-Vincent Arlet, MD & Amrit Khalsa, MD

Program Description

The Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania is a non-accredited program that offers a unique opportunity for training in both adult degenerative and deformity as well as pediatric spine surgery in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children. Fellows are exposed to a wide range of surgical techniques of varying complexity, from minimally invasive procedures to three-column osteotomies. Each year, two fellows are matched into the program and spend 50% of their training in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and 50% at Shriners Hospital for Children. In addition, fellows are encouraged to participate in research, either clinical or laboratory. 

Program Leadership

arlet

Vincent Arlet, MD 
Co-Director, Spine Surgery Fellowship
Vincent.Arlet@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

khalsa

Amrit S. Khalsa, MD
Co-Director, Spine Surgery Fellowship
Amrit.Khalsa@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Penn Faculty

Shriners Faculty

Program Administration

Marialaina Scafidi
Director, Graduate Medical Education/Medical Affairs
Marialaina.Scafidi@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Requirements

Applicants must have completed an Orthopaedic or Neurological Surgery residency in an ACGME-accredited or RCPSC or CFPC-accredited residency program in Canada to be considered for the Spine Surgery Fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania. Qualification is also dependent upon successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 as well as the ability to obtain licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and employment in the United States. IMGs interested in our program must be ECFMG certified and have a USMLE Step 3 score included in their application to be considered.

How to Apply

To apply to the Spine Surgery Fellowship program, register with the SF Match and submit your application to program #5115 "University of Pennsylvania Ortho Spine Fellowship" by November 30th. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the application deadline will not be considered. 

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