Tom R. Norris, MD, Fellowship Director
H. Relton McCarroll, Jr., MD
James D. Kelly, II, MD 
Hillary G. Redlin, MD
Mark A. Schrumpf, MD
Chris Jara, Fellowship Coordinator  

San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic
2351 Clay Street, Suite 510
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-392-3225 ext. 16Fax: 415-928-1035E-mail: trnorris@tomnorris.comWebsite: http://www.shoulderfellowship.org
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Number of Fellows: 2 fellows per year
Stipend: $70,000/year plus benefits
Location: California Pacific Medical Center, Presidio Surgery Center, Shriners Hospital UC Davis

Fellowship Description:

Two fellows each year participate in advanced training in shoulder, elbow and hand reconstruction.  They have the opportunity to evaluate and treat upper extremity conditions with five physicians in private practice with an academic emphasis.  Tertiary reconstructive and revision problems predominate the clinical care in this highly specialized practice. 

Fellows attend orthopaedic clinics, open and arthroscopic surgeries, participate in the clinic’s journal clubs, teaching conferences, anatomy labs, and industry‑sponsored workshops.  They are expected to prepare publication-quality research involving clinical series from an established database, anatomical dissections and assist in the preparation of lectures for national and international orthopedic meetings. 

In the shoulder and elbow practice, the focus is on complicated reconstructions and revision arthroplasty of the shoulder and elbow involving bone and muscle deficits.  This is supplemented with the treatment of more routine arthritis, rotator cuff pathology, instability, and fracture sequelae.   Anatomic and reverse arthroplasty uses are well covered during the year.  Bone defects of the humerus, glenoid, and ulna requiring innovative reconstructions, are common.

For the hand and wrist experience Drs. McCarroll and Redlin use the latest techniques of wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, reconstruction of congenital hand anomalies, and nerve repairs.  This practice is supplemented with the routine treatment for Dupuytren contracture, arthritis, and trauma. 

There are additional research opportunities in arthroplasty retrievals through a partnership with the Medical Polymers Group at UC Berkeley.  There are also opportunities for pediatric focused projects through Shriners Hospital at UC Davis and anatomical projects thru the Tornier and Arthrex labs available to all fellows.

This program does not qualify fellows to take the Certificate of Added Qualifications for Hand Surgery.  It is part of the ASES match.  Interviews are conducted Labor Day through Thanksgiving.  Invited applicants may arrange for interviews by calling contact person, Chris Jara.



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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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