Macquarie Spine

Macquarie Spine Fellowship

The Macquarie Spine Fellowship is available for 6 or 12 months and is open to qualified orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons planning to subspecialise in spine.

Spine Fellowship for international fellows

The Macquarie Spine Fellowship has hosted fellows from Australia and overseas, including India, Nepal, Singapore, Kenya, Rwanda, Vietnam, Jordan, Israel, the Philippines and United Kingdom.

Spinal fusions and complex cases

Fellows are involved in more than 200 spinal operations, including complex cases involving instrumented fusion and tumours.

Spine fellowship research

Fellows are supervised consulting with patients (pre and post-operatively) and encouraged to take part in clinical and/or primary research.

The Macquarie Spine Fellowship is available for 6 or 12 months and is open to qualified orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons planning to subspecialise in spine.

Fellows work with four spine surgeons (Dr Brian Hsu, Dr Davor Saravanja, A/Prof Kevin Seex and Dr Bhisham Singh) operating supervised in The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and assisting in the following private hospitals:

How to apply

Please email us with a current CV, your current level of training, your research interests, two written references from recent colleagues, and the time frame you would be interested in undertaking your fellowship.

Applicants must pass the International English Language Testing System to be eligible to apply for this fellowship.

International fellows must be credentialed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)* on their arrival in Australia. Once registered with AHPRA, fellows can be credentialed with the hospitals where they will be working.

*Fellows are not recognised as medical specialists in Australia. Fellows should apply to AHPRA as a Clinical Fellow or Surgical Assistant.

Identification documents required for credentialing with AHPRA and the individual hospitals are:

  • Passport
  • Visa grant notice
  • CV
  • Bank letter with an Australian address
  • Offer letter from the Australian Institute of Musculo-Skeletal Research (AIMS) or other organisation
  • Any required statutory declarations
  • A copy of your immunisations
  • Letters of reference
  • Educational qualifications
  • Indemnity insurance (required for hospital credentialing and can be obtained after receiving your AHPRA number)

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