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Orthopaedic Residents Scholarship Opportunity

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Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation

Invitation to Orthopaedic Residents! The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship Award.

The Bones and Phones Legacy Scholarship Fund was established to recognize orthopaedic residents who have demonstrated commitment and contribution to enhancing musculoskeletal health in their community, or abroad, beyond that which would be expected during their residency training period. Commitment and contributions may be in the form of volunteerism, education or special events, and must be in addition to what is typically expected during training.

One thousand dollars is awarded on an annual basis to an orthopaedic resident in his or her year prior to their final year of clinical training who is a member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) and who meets the criteria as outlined in the guidelines and application documentation.

Founded by Dr. Veronica Wadey and Mr. Henry Chow, this award recognizes and honors the vital role surgeons play in the lives of others. The scholarship fund celebrates exceptional residents by honoring their dedication to community spirit and/or giving back for the benefit of others. It recognizes individuals that demonstrate passion for orthopaedics and embrace initiatives that go well beyond their expected duties.

The 2016 Bones and Phones Scholarship was awarded to:

Jessica Page (University of Calgary) for her role in the Direct from the Operating Room: Interactive realtime broadcasts of total knee arthroplasty to high school students.

If you are an orthopaedic resident in the year prior to your final year of residency at a Canadian University, we invite you to submit your application. We also ask your assistance in ensuring other orthopaedic residents at your institution are made aware of this funding opportunity. Application forms and guidelines are available at www.whenithurtstomove.org: click on Bones and Phones Scholarship under Research & Awards. The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2017. Successful applicants will be announced by May 31, 2017.

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is a health charity dedicated solely to helping people maintain and restore their mobility, with a primary focus on patient education and research. We are pleased to provide this funding to help support orthopaedic residents and the future of orthopaedics in Canada.