Fellowship Programme & -Trainings

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

A comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at Munich Clinic Bogenhausen

2Per Year

Number of Positions


Training is for 12 months

Duration and conditions

This Fellowship Training is for 12 months and the Applicants must have completed an accredited orthopedic surgery residency program and must have a German medical license prior to the start of the fellowship year.


This is a comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship with both Level 1 and Community Trauma experience. During year, the Fellow will be involved with the care of both elective and trauma patients. We will provide a fellowship experience in shoulder and elbow surgery, in a preceptor based learning experience. Emphasis will be placed on reconstructive surgery, with wide clinical exposure and operative experience in areas of arthroplasty, arthroscopy, Osteosynthesis, soft tissue and joint reconstruction surgery. Patient assessment and management in outpatient clinics and fracture clinics in pre- and post-operative care allows the Fellow to participate in treatment plan, surgical procedures and continuing care after surgery.

Academic responsibilities include participation in weekly rounds, resident seminar series, and teaching for both resident and undergraduate students. Each fellow will be involved in a research project with the ultimate goal of publication and presentation at major scientific meetings and journals.

This fellowship focuses on the management of Shoulder and elbow conditions. The curriculum is designed to provide the Fellows with a foundation for practice in the area of upper extremity surgery and rehabilitation.

Proposed training content and time commitment includes:

  1. Clinical activity:
            a. OR ~ 16 hours per week'
            b. Follow-up Clinic ~ 8 hours per week
            c. Subspecialty Clinic and OR ~ 16 hours per week
  2. Scheduled teaching sessions: Weekly Rounds, Monthly Shoulder and Elbow Journal Club/Rounds
  3. Courses related to subspecialty: Shoulder and Elbow Update (one day symposium)
  4. Related conferences: DVSE (also as Online), Winglet DVSE  and ASES (online).

The clinical fellow is expected to initiate and complete an original clinical or basic science research project and/or to participate in an established research project.

The clinical fellow may be asked to commit a minimum of 1 hour per week to teach on-service surgical residents general orthopedic and specific Shoulder and Elbow topics of interest.

The clinical fellow is expected to work closely with the supervisor, participating in daily aspects of his Shoulder and Elbow orthopedic surgery practice. The clinical fellow will assess emergency and fracture clinic patients (including all new referrals), observe subspecialty clinic evaluations and assist in the operating room. Spare time will be used to read about cases observed, prepare presentations for rounds and complete a research project.

Clinical fellows must demonstrate appropriate knowledge relating to gender, culture and ethnicity pertinent to their specialty.

Consistent with the obligation of a physician, clinical fellows must endeavor to deliver the highest quality of care with integrity, honesty and compassion while exhibiting appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behavior.

As continuing education and evaluations are necessary throughout a surgeon’s life, clinical fellows are expected to have an understanding of the role of research and the need for critical analysis of current scientific and practice developments related to their specialty.

Goals and Objectives

This clinical fellowship position is designed to give the applicant enhanced clinical expertise in the following areas:

1. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of common disease processes specific to the shoulder and elbow including, but not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Instability (Glenohumeral joint, AC-Joint and SC-Joint, Elbow instability)
  • Trauma
  • Tendinopathy
  • Compressive neuropathy

2. Develop competency in arthroscopic and open Shoulder and Elbow reconstruction surgery including the clinical management of:

  • Shoulder and Elbow arthritis
  • Shoulder and Elbow instability
  • Rotator cuff lesions
  • Trauma
  • Sports medicine
  • Compressive neuropathy

3. Develop competency in the correct application, choice and performance of the following surgical procedures:

  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Total Shoulder and Total Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic and Open Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Stabilization
  • Arthroscopic and Open Elbow Debridement and Release
  • Open Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • ORIF of proximal Humerus, Clavicle, Scapula and Glenoid fractures.
  • Acute and Chronic AC-Joint Instability.

Your contact for any questions and how to apply

Attn: Ms. Nadine Witte, Administrative Director
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Munich Clinic Bogenhausen
Englschalkinger Street 77
81925 Munich

Tel: 089 9270-2970
Fax: 089 9270-3594
E-Mail: Nadine.witte.server-mail(at)muenchen-klinik.de

Location of this training-program: Munich Clinic Bogenhausen