CONSIDERING A CAREER IN HAND SURGERY?. A Guide for Medical Students. WHAT IS THE REQUIRED RESIDENCY AND FELLOWSHIP TRAINING FOR A HAND SURGEON?. Completion of a residency in: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY(5 YEARS) or PLASTIC SURGERY(5-7 YEARS) or GENERAL SURGERY (5 YEARS)
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A Guide for Medical Students
Completion of a residency in:
ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY(5 YEARS) or
PLASTIC SURGERY(5-7 YEARS) or
GENERAL SURGERY (5 YEARS)
Plus a one year fellowship in:
While all fellowship positions were filled in the most recent(2005) match, in general, there are more positions than qualified applicants.
The Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery (CAQHS) is the equivalent of Board Certification in Hand Surgery
The job market for Hand Surgeons has been stable for many years. There are always many more job openings per year than the number of Hand Surgery Fellows who are completing their training.