Exeter Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Institution: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Tenure: 12 months, possibly 6 months
Aimed at: Peri CCT trainees
The fellowship in Exeter is well established and provides excellent clinical experience in all aspects of shoulder (80%) and elbow (20%) surgery. The fellow will gain operative experience in arthroscopic, arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty and trauma surgery of both the shoulder and elbow.
The fellow will work with all three shoulder surgeons at Exeter (Jeff Kitson, Chris Smith and Will Thomas). This post is fully funded and banded at registrar level with evening and weekend general trauma on-call commitment that does allow for additional pay and experience, but does not interfere with the day to day timetable of the fellow.
There are significant research opportunities available to the fellow, both in clinical and basic science. The unit also has a research fellow generating research towards a MD research degree and linking the unit to the University of Exeter.
Monday: all day elective theatre
Tuesday: all day elective clinic
Wednesday: all day elective theatre
Thursday: all day elective theatre / specialist fracture clinic
Friday: all day specialist trauma theatre/ research
Comments from previous fellows:
This fellowship provides clinical and operative exposure to the majority of shoulder and elbow conditions. In addition to specialist work the fellow gets general trauma exposure, which is a big plus. All of the consultants bring complementary skill sets to the fellowship. In addition to learning new surgical techniques, the option is there for the fellow to develop shoulder ultrasound skills and to get involved in high quality research. The unit also benefits from having the regional multidirectional instability service and is supported by an outstanding physiotherapist from whom all fellows should learn to examine a shoulder. Highly recommended- Alun Yewlett
This well respected fellowship provides excellent operative and clinical training in a wide range of shoulder and elbow disorders. A good balance is achieved between open and arthroscopic work and there is considerable exposure to tertiary level work. All the consultants are extremely competent, friendly and are equally eager to train- Harpal Uppal
There are many aspects to becoming a consultant – I found this fellowship to set me on the path to fulfilling them all. Not only learning new techniques, honing aspects of well known procedures but also being treated as a colleague and its responsibilities. All this in a friendly and supportive environment. Thoroughly recommended – Dan Neen
This fellowship provides excellent operative exposure with the correct amount of supervision. The year fellowship made me prepared to take on a shoulder consultant post. I was also able to undertake several research projects resulting in presentations and publications – Tom Cosker
James White (August 2018-August 2019)
Nick Furness (September 2017-August 2018)
James Beazley (August 2016-August 2017), Shoulder & Elbow Fellow, St John of God, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Simon Booker (August 2015-August 2016), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow surgeon, Northern General hospital, Sheffield
Alun Yewlett (August 2014-August 2015), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow surgeon, united Lincolnshire hospitals.
Harpal Uppal (March-August 2014), Consultant Upper limb surgeon, East and North Hertfordshire NHS trust
Paul Guyver (Jan-March 2014), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow surgeon, Derriford hospital, Plymouth
Dan Neen (Aug 2013-Jan 2014), Consultant, Dartford and Gravesham NHS trust
Chet Modi (April-July 2013), Consultant Shoulder and Elbow surgeon, UHCW, Coventry
Paul Verbeek (August 2012-January 2013), Consultant, Franciscus hospital, Roosendaal, Netherlands
Tom Cosker (August 2011-July 2012), Consultant and Director of Human Anatomy, Oxford University
For more information please contact Chris Smith through any of his secretaries on the contact page.