Hand Fellowship Program Structure

Each fellow is typically assigned to, and works closely with, one of our attending physicians. The fellow is expected to be the surgeon/first assistant on approximately 700 hand cases. The fellow covers both private and public hand clinics and is assisted by orthopaedic residents.

Fellows participate in two conferences per week which are devoted solely to the Hand Fellowship Program. In addition, fellows take part in the hand curriculum of the UNM Orthopaedic Residency Program.

Fellow responsibilities gradually increase during the year. They are the primary surgeons on an increasing number of procedures. Our residency program has 25 residents, and the fellows are asked to work closely with residents at all levels. We also encourage research and require a minimum of one related paper a year.

Application Process

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-2231 (clinic hotline) 505-272-4107 (academic office)
Fax: 505-272-8098