Education and Training

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit actively welcomes and supports higher degree students, surgeons, and researchers.


Our work has provided unique opportunities for students to work with world-class surgeons and researchers to refine their research skills in a clinical environment. We provide them with training and facilities, support and mentorship and exciting research opportunities across a variety of disciplines. TORU currently has medical students working with us from the John Curtin Medical School as well as numerous master’s and doctoral candidates from the ANU.


The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit offers a number of fellowships for doctors and researchers to gain specialised skills in the field of orthopaedics and trauma. Programs include hands-on clinical research and intensive laboratory and clinical work.

  • Canberra Clinical/Research Fellow for General and Lower Limb Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Canberra Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit Research Fellow
  • Clinical and Research Fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction

Interested applications please follow the links of the desired fellowship for detail on how to apply


Currently TORU has one scholarship available for medical students interested in orthopaedic research

  • The Reg Kitchin Honours Degree Scholarship for orthopaedic research.
Page last updated on: 5 May 2021