Message from President Orthopaedic Association (POA)

It is indeed a matter of great pleasure for me to write these introductory words for the Pakistan Orthopaedic Association official fellowship Announcement.

The Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) has come a long way in its very short history and is expeditiously progressing towards its goal of becoming a leading professional organization in the international ranking. The reason of this remarkable success story lies in its constant persuasion and focus on education and hands-on trainings.

During the last few years, POA has focused on its national fellowship programs. There are 54 opportunites of national fellowships in the following sub speciales across various Centres in Pakistan

  • Arthroplasty
  • Deformity Correction & bone regeneration
  • Hand surgery
  • Orthopaedic Oncology
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Sport Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trauma

Last year we received 84 applications for POA National fellowships which shows the interest of young blood towards the subspecialties. Selection of the candidates was through a very transparent process according to criteria that have been developed by the previous executive boards.

In order to maintain the quality of POA fellowships, POA Executive Board has worked the entire year to improve on the guidelines, criteria for fellowships centers, supervisors and fellows.

At the end I would like to emphasize that POA is the only association who has provided a great plateform to our young Orthopaedic surgeons for getting subspecialties trainings and fellowships. I can visualize that in near future, surviving without a subspecialty training in this country will be very difficult for an Orthopaedic surgeon. Now is the time that you come forward and avail this opportunity so that you don’t stay behind in the professional carrier.

With best regards

Prof. Eid Muhammad
President, Pakistan Orthopaedic Associaon (POA)