Application Information

The Washington University Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship Program within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery participates in the Specialty Match through the NRMP.


Starting with the 2018-2019 application cycle, we will strictly be using the ASSH application system and will no longer accept mailed applications. Please follow the link below to begin your online application with ASSH:


Who Should Apply

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residents
  • Plastic Surgery Residents
  • General Surgery Residents are discouraged from applying to this specialty fellowship program.

In order to be eligible for ACGME-accredited fellowship training, you must adhere to the following application requirements:

  • You must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program or RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited residency program located in Canada. For details, please refer to the Fellowship Appointments section of the ACGME Program Requirements for Hand Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • You must provide proof that you have taken and passed all three steps (within three attempts) of appropriate medical licensure examinations (USMLE/COMLEX). 

If you are interested in applying for our fellowship, please submit the following information:

  • Hand Fellowship Universal Application with a Personal Statement (small, recent photograph attached)

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Medical School Transcript (photocopy of original acceptable) 

  • 3-4 letters of recommendation from surgeons who are familiar with your work. Recommendation letters must be on official letterhead. No more than 5 letters will be reviewed.

*Please be certain to include your e-mail address on your application and/or curriculum vitae.


Applications are accepted for the upcoming specialty match until December 15th. Applications and accompanying material received after this date will not be accepted.


Interviews are conducted in March. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted well in advance.

Foreign Medical Graduates

  • Must be eligible to work within the United States and enter the United States on a clinical visa other than a J-1 or other “training” visa. Entrance on an H-1 B visa is allowable.
  • You must be able to obtain permanent medical licensure within the State of Missouri prior to the start date of your fellowship. Permanent Missouri licensure requirements are:
    • Must be Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified.
    • Must have passed all three steps of United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE).
    • Must have completed three years of U.S. training in the same specialty (Orthopaedic Surgery) in an accredited program.

For More Information

 Please contact Emily Camden via e-mail at with any further questions.

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