Application Information

The University of Connecticut Hand Surgery Fellowship is a one year, ACGME accredited program. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand.

Applicants must have completed primary specialty training in an accredited residency in orthopaedics, plastic surgery, or general surgery. Applicants should register with the NRMP, as the University of Connecticut Hand Surgery Fellowship participates in the matching program.

Applications should be submitted through the ASSH online submission platform.

Deadline: December 15

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Universal Hand Application
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Passport sized photograph
  • USMLE scores Steps 1, 2 and 3
  • Must have completed at least five years in an ACGME accredited residency
  • We accept applications from U.S. citizens, U.S. residents and J-1 visa holders

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Our program does not discriminate with respect to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in all respects and for all learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still submit a paper application?

It is preferred that all applicants use the ASSH online platform. If you are having difficulty with this submission method, please contact Rachel Henderson at

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How many fellowship positions do you have?

We have two ACGME accredited clinical positions. We also have a non-accredited research position for candidates that have completed our fellowship.

How many applicants do you interview?

Around 25 to 30 applicants.

Do you participate in the NRMP?

Yes. Our NRMP program code is 1094263F0.