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Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Application Information

Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Application Information

The hand fellowship program will no longer accept documents in paper form for the application process.  We will be utilizing the ASSH’s (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) online fellowship application platform only. This will be used for applicants in the 2017-2018 cycle for fellowship positions to begin on August 1, 2019.  The platform will be available to applicants after the ASSH Annual Meeting, with the anticipated date of October 15, 2017.  This does not replace the match process through the NRMP. The hand surgery matching lists and process will continue to be managed through NRMP.

Along with the standardized application, attachments or links to the following documents must be included:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Four letters of recommendation, one being from your residency program director
  • Copies (from your ERAS application are fine) of:
    • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
    • Medical school transcript
    • MSPE
  • Photograph
  • If you are a graduate of a foreign medical school, your application must also include:
    • J-1 visa (H-1B visa candidates are not sponsored)
    • ECFMG certification

The application deadline is November 15. Once the application is received, our staff reviews the application and applies specific criteria to determine which applicants are offered interviews.  Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 and Saturday, January 27, 2018.