Hand and Upper Extremity
The Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship prepares an orthopaedic surgeon for a career in hand and upper extremity surgery. The one-year fellowship offers a broad experience of operative and nonoperative management in a busy Level-I Academic Medical Center as well as in two private practice settings. The fellow will be exposed to a spectrum of pathologies and disorders involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder in both children and adults.
The fellow will be responsible for teaching medical students and residents, as well as lecturing at conferences and participating in and facilitating monthly journal clubs. Upon completion of the program, the fellow is required to complete a research paper of publishable quality in basic and/or clinical research.
The goal of the fellowship program is to prepare the fellow for a successful career as an upper extremity specialist and successfully pass the Certificate in Hand Surgery examination.
This fellowship is ACGME accredited.
NRMP Match Program
This fellowship participates in the Combined Musculoskeletal-Hand Surgery Matching Program (CMMP) sponsored by the NRMP.
- Completed an ACGME Accredited Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
- Must be certified or eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
- Must be eligible or currently hold a State of Wisconsin Medical License
Number of Position(s)
One fellowship position available each year.
1 year (August 1 to July 31)
MCWAH Terms, Conditions & Benefits of Employment
The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals offers its housestaff a comprehensive benefits package.
- Three weeks paid vacation
- Time and funds for approved conference attendance
How to Apply
Documents required for a complete application are:
- Register with the NRMP’s Combined Musculoskeletal-Hand Surgery Matching Program (CMMP)
- Complete the online Universal Hand Surgery Fellowship Application.
- Provide a Personal Statement
- Provide current CV
- Provide a current photo
- Provide (3) Letters of Recommendation (one from program director and two others)
- Provide a copy of Medical School Diploma (via email to Coordinator)
- Provide a photocopy of your current State Medical License (via email or email stating it is not required for you current training)
- Submit all information to:
Tara Fikejs, C-TAGME
Medical Education Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical College of Wisconsin – HUB
8701 W Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
- December 15th
For further questions concerning our fellowship program, please contact us by calling 414-955-3217 or by emailing Tara Fikejs.