The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is pleased to offer a one-year fellowship in Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.
Under the direction of Ericka Lawler, MD and Apurva Shah, MD, this fellowship offers a broad exposure to adult and pediatric upper extremity surgery. The Fellow is an integral member of a very active clinical service which provides care not only to our local community but serves as the tertiary care center for the entire State of Iowa. Fellows can additionally provide clinical care at the VA hospital onsite.
Fellows will gain experience in not only common hand and upper extremity conditions but will be exposed to a wide variety of:
- Total wrist arthroplasty and treatment of degenerative joint problems
- DRUJ reconstruction
- Brachial plexus evaluation and reconstruction
- Soft tissue coverage for upper and lower extremity
- Microsurgical skills
The Fellow is encouraged to engage in research with opportunities in both clinical and laboratory investigation in one of our excellent research facilities. Candidates must be board-eligible in orthopedic surgery. Upon completion of the program, the surgeon will have achieved a sound knowledge base and competent surgical skills to pursue a comprehensive hand and upper extremity surgery practice.
Applicants should submit the following:
- Completed Universal Hand Fellowship Application
- Three Letters of Recommendation from People Who Know Your Work Well
- Copies of Undergrad Transcripts
- Official Medical Transcripts
- One-Page Personal Statement
- A Photo of Yourself
Teagan Von Seggern
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
200 Hawkins Drive 01078JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1081
**Please be sure the address looks exactly like this or the transcripts and application may not be delivered.
Applications should be submitted by December 1.
The Educational Commission must certify permanent immigrants and U.S. citizens who graduated from medical schools outside the United States and Canada for Foreign Medical Graduates. Information about certification and visa sponsorship is available from:
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
You will be notified when your application has been reviewed. Selected candidates will be invited for personal interviews. Interviews will be scheduled in January through March. During the interview, you will meet the program director and faculty physicians.
For questions about our fellowship please contact Teagan Von Seggern
Phone: (319) 353-6222
Fax: (319) 353-6754