Hand Surgery Fellowship

The hand surgery fellowship is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program providing comprehensive clinical training and extensive research opportunities.

Our program is unique in its ability to teach the full spectrum of upper extremity surgery and offers a high-volume and diverse setting for learning. You’ll build skills in general hand surgery, microsurgery (including trauma and reconstruction), and congenital hand and elbow surgery.

Eight faculty members, all highly experienced in and dedicated to the teaching of hand and upper extremity care, guide fellows through varied rotations. Practice settings include Rush University Medical Center, a renowned tertiary academic center; a busy level I trauma center/county hospital; and a respected not-for-profit pediatric hospital. The diversity in patient populations and resources broadens your experience, teaching you to thrive in multiple health care delivery systems.

How to apply

Applicants must have successfully completed a U.S. or Canadian orthopedic residency prior to the fellowship year and be eligible for permanent licensure in Illinois.

Please complete the universal hand surgery fellowship application and also include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Photo
  • Three letters of recommendation forwarded from physicians or researchers familiar with your work

Please submit all to the address below by December 31. Candidates will be invited to Chicago for interviews, and visits taking place in March.

NRMP match

Rush participates in the National Resident Matching Program Hand Fellowship Specialty Match. Please contact the NRMP for an applicant agreement for the Hand Surgery Specialty Match.

For additional information, please email Phyllis Velez, fellowship coordinator, or call (312) 942-4301.

For mailed inquiries, please contact:

Rush University Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery Education Office
Attention: Phyllis Velez – Hand Fellowship
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-5850