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Musculoskeletal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Fellowship

Director: Michael P. Schaefer, MD
Coordinator: Colleen Vahcic

This non-ACGME accredited position will be based in the multidisciplinary Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Center at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Candidates will primarily be sought from PM&R training programs, but highly motivated graduates from primary care programs and Rheumatology are encouraged to apply.

The fellow will gain extensive experience in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, with approximately one day per week of dedicated ultrasound exposure. Rotations will include orthopedic sub-specialties, including observation time in the operating room and in therapy sessions.

The fellow will rotate in Adult Reconstruction, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Rheumatology, Spine, and Sports Medicine. Educational and Research activities will be encouraged. Elective exposure to electrodiagnosis and interventional spine is available.

Upon graduation, the fellow will be well-suited to work in multispecialty orthopaedic practice or an independent setting.

Interested candidates should contact Colleen Vahcic at or 216.444.0332.

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