J. Michael Wiater, MD, Program Director
Kyle Anderson, MD
Brett P. Wiater, MD
Fellowship Coordinator, Jessica Thomas

Beaumont Health, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
3535 West Thirteen Mile Road, Suite 744
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: (248) 551-0195Fax: (248) 551-5404E-mail: jessica.thomas@beaumont.orgWebsite: http://meded.beaumont.edu/fellowships
Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)
Number of Fellows: 1 fellow per year
Stipend: Commensurate with PGY-6 level of training (plus benefits|)
Location: Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak, MI

Fellowship Description:

The Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Beaumont Health will provide exposure to the nonoperative and operative treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders to include primary and revision arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery for traumatic, athletic, and degenerative conditions in patients of all ages.  The fellowship will include a high volume of shoulder arthroplasty and advanced arthroscopy.  Approximately 2000 shoulder and elbow surgeries are performed per year.  Outpatient experience will be gathered in the Beaumont Orthopaedic Institute and the private offices.  The fellow will be required to complete one clinical and one laboratory research project worthy of publication, as well as one review paper, by the end of the fellowship year.  Time will be set aside for the completion of this work.  The fellow will conduct basic research in the Harold W. Gehring Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Implant Retrieval Analysis Laboratory, located on-campus in the Research Institute.  Full-service animal surgical facilities are available.  In addition, the fellow will have access to a 12-station MTS total joint wear simulator that has been modified to test shoulder prostheses.  Fellows can practice new surgical procedures and technologies outside of the operating room in the world-class Applebaum Surgical Learning Center. 

Teaching responsibilities will include the supervision of residents and medical students on the Shoulder and Elbow Service as well as direction of a monthly journal club and a weekly didactic shoulder and elbow conference.  The fellow typically attends two or more national meetings per year.  Goals of the fellowship include the development of surgical skills in the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow surgery, contribution to the current body of knowledge through research, and development of a life-long love of teaching.  Upon completion of the following, the fellow will be well prepared to enter private practice or academics.  Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1,070 bed university-affiliated tertiary referral and Level 1 trauma center in southeastern Michigan.  It is the major teaching hospital for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.  The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery includes over 40 specialists and sub-specialists, all board-certified, and encompasses every field in orthopaedic surgery.  The department includes a fully accredited residency program with 40 residents (8 per year for 5 years), and accredited fellowship programs in Spine, Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Sports Medicine, and Foot & Ankle.

Prospective applicants must have completed an accredited orthopaedic surgery residency program, be board-eligible or board-certified, and have a Michigan state medical license before the fellowship begins.

This fellowship is ACGME accredited.

This fellowship participates in the match program.

This program accepts applications at any time
Interview Dates: Friday, January 25th, 2019 and Friday, March 22nd, 2019

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2019-2020 Fellowship Match

The 2019-2020 Fellowship Match Program has concluded as of March 28, 2018. However, there are a few institutions that still have fellowship positions available for those that are interested.

  • Kerlan Jobe Adult Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Fellowship - contact Karen Mohr at karen.mohr@kerlanjobe.com
  • San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic - contact Chris Jara at chrisjara@gmail.com
  • UTHSCSA Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Lashun Matthews at matthewsl@uthscsa.edu

Important dates for the 2020-2021 Match Cycle

Application Start Date: Monday, August 6, 2018 (application will not be posted until this date)
Application Target Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
    -  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, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Rank List Deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (12:00 PM PT)
    -  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:
April 30, 2019

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

2020-2021 Program Application Deadlines (as of 9/6/2018) - Programs without a date listed have not provided us with their deadline information at this time. In this case please contact the program directly to find out more details.

2020-2021 Interview Schedule (as of 10/17/2018)

Information for the 2020-2021 Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match

  • The application for next 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 Central Application 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 help@sfmatch.org or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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