Jon J.P. Warner, MD, Chief, MGH Shoulder Service, Co-Director Boston Shoulder Institute, Professor, Harvard Medical School
Laurence D. Higgins, MD, MBA, Chief, BWH Sports Medicine/Shoulder Service, Co-Director Boston Shoulder Institute, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02114
The Boston Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship is based at the Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals in Boston, as part of the Partners Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School. Our mission is to provide regional, national, and international leadership in the advancement of care for problems affecting the shoulder. Our training program has formally been in place since the 2001-2002 academic year, having previously existed in some form since 1998. Each year we have strived to offer an even better curriculum and training experience to the next generation of shoulder and elbow surgeons by growing and developing our program with cutting edge research and theory.
This is a one-year fellowship program which will be organized with rotations at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the two main teaching institutions at Harvard Medical School. There are two core physicians who teach the fellows through individual rotations with hands-on learning and mentorship: Dr. Laurence Higgins and Dr. Jon JP Warner, as well as three additional faculty members that are actively involved in teaching our fellows: Dr. Neal Chen, Dr. Arnold Alqueza and Dr. Luke Oh. Opportunities for elective rotations are available in four different European locations, and provide novel educational experiences in shoulder and elbow to supplement the Harvard experience. This is an optional rotation, and stipend for travel and living expenses is provided by the program.
Fellows are trained with the goal to become clinical and academic leaders in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery. Training is centered on development of advanced technical competence gained through outpatient clinics, surgical experience, inpatient responsibilities, presentations, publication development, research and didactic components and conferences. Opportunity for both basic science and clinical research are available. Two full time research assistants are employed each academic year at both hospitals to facilitate data collection, research study development and publication for the fellows.
Throughout the training program the fellows will be asked to practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care. He/she will need to advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities. Training is keenly centered upon delivery of integrated care for the patient through an outcome and value driven shoulder care model. The experience will entail exposure to all problems affecting the shoulder from arthroscopy to arthroplasty and with an emphasis on complex problem solving. Approaches to traumatic and reconstructive management of elbow will also be part of the experience. By the end of the program the fellow is expected to be proficient in the management of the entire gamut of shoulder and elbow surgery, from diagnosis to both operative and non-operative management. Fellows are credentialed as full Attending Physicians and our program provides a busy operative experience with each fellow involved in over 400 cases either as surgeon or first assistant.
The objectives of our fellowship training program aim to allow fellows the opportunity to develop the best surgical skills through superior training and experience with routine and complex surgical issues; autonomy in judgment for patient care paths and exposure to international best practices and technique.
This fellowship participates in the ASES match program.
For detailed information about the fellowship, please go to www.bosshin.com.
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:
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.
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.
Please contact the SF Match directly with any questions you may have about the Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match. You can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (415) 447-0350.
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