Minnesota Hand Surgery Fellowship program fellows experience the entire spectrum of hand surgery. These experiences include mangled extremities, complex congenital problems and common elective hand procedures. The fellowship provides funding and administrative help for fellows to complete a clinical research or quality improvement project. On-call responsibility is, on average, one in four nights. Completion of an approved residency in orthopedic, plastic or general surgery is required for acceptance. This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Fellows enter the program through the National Resident match program.
Residency training sites
The Hand Surgery Fellowship presents a broad range of clinical material, emphasizing the management of complex reconstruction in a variety of clinical settings. Fellows work at two Level 1 trauma centers, a dedicated pediatric hospital and outpatient clinics. This program is affiliated with the University of Minnesota and uses the physical facilities of Fairview-University Hospital, Regions Hospital, Gillette Children’s Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center.
- Regions Hospital (Level I Trauma Center) – Acute and subacute trauma, elective outpatient surgery, pediatric cases, night call and didactics
- University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – Orthopedic oncology exposure and didactics
- Hennepin County Medical Center – Acute and subacute trauma
- TRIA Orthopaedic Center – Elective outpatient surgery and pediatric cases
- Gillette Children’s Hospital – Pediatric cases
Residency Training Faculty
Attending staff includes board-certified orthopedic and plastic surgeons. Fellows work with orthopedic and plastic surgery residents. They also participate in weekly conferences, including a mix of case discussions and topical lectures.
For more information about the program, contact Devon Yocom (651-254-2864).