The University of Michigan Hand Fellowship includes two positions available to board-eligible plastic and orthopaedic surgeons who wish additional training in the evaluation and management of upper extremity problems. Both positions are a one-year training program, running from August 1 through July 31 each year offering:
- A busy clinical practice, treating patients with a range of common and complex conditions, including traumatic injuries, arthritis, tendonitis, nerve compression, congenital conditions, vascular or circulation problems, and cancers of the hand. We also recently launched the first hand transplant program in the state of Michigan.
- A rotation schedule designed to immerse you in the full lifecycle of care, from the clinic to the OR to a patient’s postoperative rehabilitation.
- Opportunities to train in our microsurgery facilities and to learn from experts in peripheral nerve surgery, an area of strength for our section.
- Exposure to a range of clinical care settings, from adult and pediatric hospitals to outpatient clinics and ambulatory surgery centers, all part of Michigan Medicine, the high-volume academic medical center at the University of Michigan.
- Annual lectures from visiting experts as part of the Michigan Hand Surgery Visiting Professor program. Past visiting professors include Drs. James Chang, Richard Gelberman, Brent Graham, Michelle Carlson, and Michelle James.
- A truly combined program, with equal immersion in both plastic surgery-based and orthopaedic surgery-based Hand Services. Our fellows have found this to be a unique benefit to our program. This type of collaborative interaction is not found in many academic centers.