Life After Fellowship: Pearls and Pitfalls

A roundtable discussion on finding a job that sticks

Last year, James H. Beaty, MD, of the Campbell Clinic, hosted an AAOS Now roundtable on pursuing an orthopaedic fellowship. Now, those residents who pursued fellowships are wrapping them up and may need some advice on getting started, lest they join the 70 percent of graduates who change jobs within the first 5 years of entering practice.

To provide those pearls, William N. Levine, MD, vice chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery, residency director and fellowship codirector at Columbia University in New York City, assembled a stellar cast of private practice and academic orthopaedic surgeons. Sharing their wit and wisdom are the following:

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