The fellows will actively prepare for and participate in weekly hand conferences, supplemented by quarterly Interdisciplinary Rounds. Triannually, the Dual Visiting Professorship invites two distinguished experts in their respective fields for a two-day event involving didactic lectures, debates, roundtable discussions and cadaveric dissections.
Fellows have three months of elective time to concentrate on a particular discipline of hand surgery or include additional shoulder surgery into their curriculum. Fellows are sent to two separate skills courses in microsurgery and arthroscopy, respectively, as well as a national meeting of their choice. Unique to this program, fellows have an opportunity to travel abroad for a four-week elective to work with internationally renowned hand and upper extremity surgeons in Brazil, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, or the Czech Republic. They will be exposed to various treatment methods and philosophies, as well as different patient populations and medical systems.