From a young age, Keith Fehring knew he wanted to be an orthopedic surgeon.He didn’t have to look far for inspiration. His dad, Dr. Thomas “Tom” Fehring, has been an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacements for thirty years.
Fellowship training is an additional year of training which a surgeon chooses to pursue in a specialized area of orthopedics. Going through fellowship training was very important to me in becoming a surgeon. Being fellowship trained allows a surgeon to be able to train in a setting with more complex cases and broaden their knowledge in a more specific area of orthopedics.
American registered nurse Margo McCaffery, a pioneer of the field of pain management nursing, famously had a theory about human pain: "whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever he says it does".