The fellowship is designed for two spine fellows that will alternately rotate on the neurosurgery spine service and on the orthopedic spine services starting in July or August. Laboratory and clinical research opportunities are available and the completion of a research project is required during the fellowship. Successful applicants must have completed a neurosurgery or orthopaedic residency program. All eligible incoming fellows must obtain a Utah medical license, a Utah controlled substance license and a Federal DEA certificate prior to beginning his/her fellowship at the University of Utah.
International applicants must be qualified for the fellowship program according to the same criteria used for all applicants to the program. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) requires applicants to have completed two years of training in an ACGME accredited program to issue a Utah medical license. For detailed information, please see our University of Utah Graduate Medical Education policy on Eligibility and Credentialing of Housestaff. In addition, international graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate before they can be considered. A J-1 Visa (or citizenship or permanent residency or approval of application for permanent residency) is required for all non-US citizens in a training program who provide patient care. For more information, please see our University of Utah Graduate Medical Education policy on Eligibility and Examinations for International Medical Graduates.