Orthopaedic Surgery is a major surgical specialty. It is the second biggest surgical specialty after general surgery. It has now developed to such an extent that subspecialties of Orthopaedic surgery such as Paediatrics, Spine, Sports Medicine, Adult Reconstructive Surgery (Hip/Knee arthroplasty), Upper Limb, Oncology, and Foot & Ankle are well recognized entities. The aim of the training programme is to offer a structured training with periodic evaluations to produce an orthopaedic surgeon who is adequately trained and knowledgeable to provide a high standard of care safely.

The programme is designed to provide the type of training that would equip the orthopaedic surgeon at the end of the training to treat various types of musculoskeletal disorders of the human through a multidisciplinary approach. It is expected that the fully trained specialist would be up-to-date with all recent developments in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and would be in a position to provide holistic care for those patients who need the expertise of a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon to minimize mortality and morbidity of such patients.

The exit outcomes of the training programme are as follows:

  1. Patient care.
  2. Medical knowledge.
  3. Interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Professionalism.
  5. Practice-based and evidence-based approach.

An applicant should

  1. Hold a medical degree registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council
  2. Complete one year of internship recognized by the Sri Lanka Medical Council
  3. Complete one year of work experience in Sri Lanka after internship by the closing date for applications for the selection examination.
  4. Have six (6) months of surgical experience (Surgery or Obstetrics and Gynaecology) as a pre-registration house officer or senior house officer
  5. Produce a medical certificate from a consultant physician, indicating general mental and physical fitness and comply with any other PGIM regulations.

If a trainee develops a health condition which would compromise his / her ability to train and function as a surgeon, it is his / her responsibility to duly notify the PGIM of such condition, in writing.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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