Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians partnered with Instituto Brasil de Tecnologias da Saude and the Lemann Foundation to develop a fellowship program.
Here are five things to know:
1. The new program will benefit medical professionals from Brazil who are in the early stages of their careers. The MOR-IBTS International Fellowship Program will provide a collaborative educational and research opportunity for the physicians.
2. The fellowship will include biomechanics, 3D motion analysis and other study areas focused on improved functional diagnosis, treatment decision making, optimized rehabilitation and risk identification for orthopedic injuries.
3. Both partners hope the program will create a networking bond in addition to a mentorship experience for international fellows. The program could facilitate a career in academic orthopedic sports medicine.
4. MOR and IBTS signed a five-year agreement for the partnership, which will select Brazilian fellows to spend one year at MOR in Chicago. The program begins in August 2019.
5. IBTS founder Dr. Leonardo Metsavaht and Brazilian philanthropist Jorge Paulo Lemann conceived the program in 2009 to improve scientific knowledge and explore innovation for orthopedics.
"Combining our scientific efforts with IBTS will potentially impact millions of patients around the world," said Brian Cole, MD, managing partner at Midwest Orthopaedics.
"We have trained more than 100 domestic fellows and this new collaboration will allow us to expand our educational outreach in an international format," said Nikhil Verma, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at MOR and director of the division of sports medicine at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center.