Anthony A. Romeo, MD, Fellowship Director
Gregory P. Nicholson, MD
Brian J. Cole, MD
Nikhil Verma, MD

Rush University Medical Center, Midwest Orthopaedics
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-432-2377E-mail: andrea.johnson@rushortho.com
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Stipend: PGY 6 salary + plus benefits
Location: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Fellowship Description:

The fellow will be provided with an extensive clinical, surgical and academic experience related to the care and treatment of all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  This includes advanced arthroscopic techniques for the management of all soft-tissue and traumatic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, as well as open reconstructive surgeries for arthritis, trauma, as well as soft tissue and bone deficiency.  The fellow can anticipate an experience that includes more than 500 shoulder and elbow cases, extensive office evaluation of complex shoulder and elbow problems, and complimentary translational and basic science research projects during the fellowship year.  Due to the support staff and activities of the faculty, the fellow can also expect participation and completion in no less than 6 exciting research projects per year.  The staff are also involved in an accredited Sports Medicine fellowship.  There are 4 sports fellows, but 7 staff physicians who are often “uncovered” in their clinical and surgical endeavors.  The shoulder/elbow fellow will be able to participate in our care and treatment of athletes at all levels of competition, including the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, and Depaul University.  In addition to the athletic component, the fellow can expect an extensive experience managing arthritic conditions of the shoulder and elbow with more than 200 shoulder arthroplasties per year among the faculty.

Candidates must be eligible for employment in the USA and eligible for a medical license prior to training.  International fellow applicants who meet these criteria will also be strongly considered.  Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, January 25, 2018. Positions will be offered at the end of March 2018 according to the SF Shoulder & Elbow match process.

Questions or application requests can be directed to Andrea Johnson at the address above. 

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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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