Jay D. Keener, MD, Fellowship Director
Aaron M. Chamberlain, MD
Alexander W. Aleem, MD
Ken Yamaguchi, MD

Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233, Attn: Linda Burnworth
St. Louis, MO 63110
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year

Fellowship Description:

Contact Person:
Linda Burnworth, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 314-747-2639
Email: burnworthl@wustl.edu

All application materials should be submitted directly through the SF Match website: SF Match - Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow

This fellowship is designed to train candidates for a career in shoulder and elbow surgery. It will provide experience in shoulder and elbow disorders with optional training in sports-related and/or hand subspecialties. The fellows will work on the Shoulder   and Elbow service for at least ten months. Additionally, two months can be used for an optional rotation in research, sports, or to continue on the shoulder and elbow service. Operative experience includes arthroscopic and advanced reconstructive cases including arthroplasty, arthrodesis, muscle transfers, revision surgery, and shoulder/elbow trauma. A high volume arthroscopy experience includes rotator cuff disorders, instability surgery and elbow arthroscopy for a wide variety of diagnoses. Approximately twenty percent of the operative volume involves specifically the elbow.

The fellow will be a member of the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine with an appointment as instructor. The Washington University facility includes the new Center for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery with clinical space for outpatient visits, radiology, research, and fellow office space. There is access to an arthroscopy wet lab with two stations equipped to perform cadaveric shoulder and/or elbow arthroscopic procedures, as well as a state of the art conference facility. The fellow can anticipate independent activity conducting Adult Upper Extremity Clinics or VA Shoulder and Elbow Clinics, and operating on Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency or VA cases. Educational activities include weekly indications conference, weekly didactic lectures, an anatomical dissection program, and monthly journal club. Participation in research projects is encouraged. Clinical experience will provide shoulder and elbow training and opportunities to contribute to the educational program for residents and medical students. This program is part of the Shoulder & Elbow SF Match process. Interviews will be conducted Friday, February 16, 2018.

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2019-2020 Fellowship Match

Important dates for the 2019-2020 Match Cycle

Application Start Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 (application will not be posted until this date)
Application Deadline Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    -  This is the Target Date for applicants to complete the requirements for application distribution.
    -  This is NOT a deadline. Some programs accept applications at any time; others may set a deadline.
    -  It is the applicant's responsibility to contact training programs for individual deadline dates.

Interviews:
January 2, 2018 - March 20, 2018
Rank List Deadline: March 21, 2018
    -  ALL rank lists must be submitted by 12:00 PM (noon) PST.
    -  After the deadline rank lists choices will be locked and no changes can be made.
Release of All Results:
March 28, 2018


The ASES participates in the SF Match.  Please find a link to the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match through SF Match below:

SF Match – Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

2019-2020 Interview Schedule (as of 10/30/17)

Information for the 2019-2020 Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

  • The application for this year's match cycle is centralized with SF Match.  You can register with the SF Match and complete your application through their website.
  • All rank list information is to be submitted to SF Match, not the ASES office.

All fellowship programs require a completed application via the Sentral Applicastion Service (CAS) with SF Match, a CV, a photo, and three (3) letters of recommendation.  There may be additional items required by each program.  These required items vary by location.  Please work with the programs directly to ensure you have submitted all the required documents for that program.

Attention Applicants:  In order to participate with the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match process, you will have to register through the SF Match. 

Registration
There is a $50 non-refundable applicant registration fee that covers registration and matching.  This is paid directly to the SF Match.  Once registered, applicants can manage their account by logging in to their account profile. To register, click on “Register” and follow the steps. The registration fee can be paid with a Visa or a MasterCard.

If you do not take this step, you will not be included in the match process.  Simply sending your application materials to a program does not make you eligible to be part of the match.

There are also fees associated with the number of programs in which you will be applying.  Please see the SF Match website for details.

Questions?
Please contact the SF Match directly with any questions you may have about the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match.  You can email your questions to help@sfmatch.org or call them at (415) 447-0350.

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