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Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Delivery Fellowship

The Dell Medical School Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Value-Based Health Care Delivery is designed to provide Fellows with a comprehensive and rigorous training experience in the evaluation and management of osteoarthritis and lower extremity arthroplasty problems. Our mission is to train surgeons to be compassionate and capable care providers and leaders of health systems, with a broad knowledge base and skill set related to the management of lower extremity joint problems, value-based health care delivery and payment models, and integrated delivery systems.  

Unique aspects of this fellowship include substantial autonomy as an independent practitioner, exposure to complex primary and revision arthroplasty cases, the opportunity to practice in novel care settings such as a Musculoskeletal Institute, and to work closely with the Chair of the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care as he builds service lines and new ways of delivering patient-centered, multidisciplinary care for osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. The Fellow will also gain insight into leadership opportunities in healthcare organizations by shadowing the Chair in his non-clinical and policy-related duties. 

The Fellow will have the ability to practice in a variety of clinical settings – private practice, community-based, and academic hospitals and clinics. 

Fellows are expected to conduct health services research on the impact of value-based payment and delivery models on cost and quality in orthopedics. Opportunities also exist to partner with the other schools at UT Austin, including Engineering, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Business, Public Policy, Law, and others. Fellows are required to prepare one manuscript during their Fellowship year based upon original research for publication. 

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