The Jeff Ecker Hand Wrist Fellowship Program is an AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association) Accredited, PFET (Post-Fellowship Educational and Training) Program provided for specialists in training who want to gain further experience in hand and wrist surgery. The fellow will receive one-on-one mentorship with hand & wrist surgeon, Mr Jeff Ecker, in both clinic and operative settings for a duration of 6 months.

The fellow will be involved in all aspects of adult hand surgery, gaining experience in pre-operative, operative and post-operative management, exposed to various conditions and injuries, and immersed in the latest surgical techniques relevant to the hand and wrist.

The fellow will have active involvement in hand and wrist clinics, and routinely assist in surgery with both elective and trauma cases.

Collaborating with Mr Ecker and his research team, the fellow will prepare and publish a minimum of one paper in a peer reviewed journal during the program.

Program Duration:

DurationApplication Deadline
1. January to JuneJuly 31st (6 months prior to the intended start date)
2. July to DecemberNovember 30th (7 months prior to the intended start date)


  • Nationally/internationally trained specialist who has completed a fellowship in orthopaedics or plastic surgery, and has basic microsurgical and arthroscopic skills.
  • Applicant must be eligible to apply (or currently registered) to practice medicine in Australia, as recognized by the AHPRA.
  • Advanced skills in the English language (competent in both oral and written as per the AHPRA registration standards).
  • Obtain indemnity insurance and health insurance

How to apply:
Please complete the below form, or alternatively submit a detailed curriculum vitae, with a motivation letter, and letters of recommendation from a minimum of 2 referees (dated within 12 months of your application).

It is highly recommended that you apply for a position in advance.

Attention: Fellowship Program Coordinator
Email: fellowships@ecker.com.au

Application Form

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    If you would like to be a part of our team, please email your resume and covering letter to careers@ecker.com.au