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The Department of Orthopaedics offers a fully integrated five-year program leading to Certification by, and Fellowship of, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in the specialty of Orthopaedics. The program includes core experience in the principles of surgery (comprehensive, plastic, intensive care, vascular and orthopaedics), as well as core and advanced training in the areas of comprehensive orthopaedics, adult reconstruction, musculoskeletal oncology, trauma, sports related and arthroscopy, hand and microvascular, spine and pediatric orthopaedics (including trauma). Additionally, protected time in basic research (such as biology or bioengineering) is encouraged.

The hospitals affiliated with the program include Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, BC Children's Hospital, Burnaby General Hospital, Royal Columbian Hospital, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and University Hospital of Northern BC.

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