Hand Surgery Fellowship

Hand Surgery Fellowship

Each year we select one fellow, who works in a large clinical practice that encompasses all aspects of patient management in hand surgery. You have abundant exposure to emergency inpatient and hand clinic consultations and are responsible for initial evaluation and treatment. Dedicated teaching and supervision by our attending faculty in both the operating room and clinical setting is available on a full-time basis.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, our Hand Surgery Fellowship also teaches important research skills. A primary objective is to prepare fellows for both clinical and academic medicine

Our 12-month Hand Surgery Fellowship Program provides in-depth training in the operative and non-operative management of wide range of hand and wrist disorders, including acute and chronic fractures and dislocations, congenital anomalies, arthritic disorders, vascular conditions, soft tissue injuries, compression neuropathy, as well as benign and malignant tumors. You gain experience with emergency and elective consultations and have the opportunity to learn state of the art methods of hand therapy, splinting, orthotics, and prosthetics with our on-site certified hand therapist.

You attend weekly teaching conferences, operative case conferences, and journal club sessions.

Clinical research is an important component of the program, and you will prepare and present an original research topic at the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand (NYSSH) and the national American Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting during the fellowship. Our fellow attends a variety of professional activities, including NYSSH meetings and lectures, the two-day NYSSH hand surgery review course, a New York State Athletic Commission-sponsored sports injury course, quality improvement conferences, monthly Orthopaedic grand rounds, a two-week microsurgical course, and the annual NYSSH Residents and Fellows Night.

Prerequisites:

Applicant must be an accredited medical school graduate and have completed an Accreditation Countil for Graduate Medical Education- approved residency program in orthopaedic, plastic, or general surgery. You must participate in the National Residency Matching Program.

How To Apply:

Applications for the fellowship program are available on August 1. Apply with the Universal Hand Surgery Fellowship Application.

Contact Information:

Kimberly Simmons
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Phone: 212-523-8159
[email protected]

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