Graduate Medical Education Fellowship Program
Shoulder & Upper Extremity
Tom R. Norris, MD
H. Relton McCarroll, Jr, MD
James D. Kelly, MD
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Deadline: November 24
Decision: First Saturday in December
Stipend: $54,000 plus benefits
Tom R. Norris, MD
California Pacific Medical Center
2351 Clay Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 392-3225
Fax: (415) 928-1035
Goals and Characteristics:
This fellowship allows one to gain experience in the examination of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand in a private practice setting with three staff members emphasizing tertiary and reconstructive surgery. The fellow may attend weekly orthopaedic teaching conferences and utilize an anatomy lab and anatomical dissections. Preparation of publication-quality research papers is expected in conjunction with the fellowship. Expenses for a national meeting are provided.
The Fellow will learn state-of-the-art approaches for shoulder instability repairs, open and arthroscopic subacromial decompression with cuff reconstruction, ORIF for fractures, and prosthetic replacements for arthritis and proximal humeral fractures. Approximately 50% of all procedures deal with revision surgery.
The Fellow is exposed to reconstructive hand surgery procedures including Dupuytren's contracture, arthritis, and trauma as well as the latest techniques in arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, congenital anomalies.
Elbow ligament reconstruction and total elbow relacements comprise the majority of the elbow cases.
This year is independent of the university setting and will not qualify fellows for the certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in hand surgery.
This program participates in the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons match as outlined in the Postgraduate Orthopaedic Fellowships book (published by the AAOS).
A personal interview is required for serious candidates.