Thomas W. Wright, MD, Fellowship Director
Michael Moser, MD
Kevin W. Farmer, MD
Joseph J. King, III, MD 
Bradley S. Schoch, MD 
Matthew Patrick, MD 

University of Florida
Attn: Rebecca Radacky, PO Box 112727 (Mailing Address)
Gainesville, FL 32611-2727
Phone: 352-273-7375Fax: 352-273-7388E-mail:
Duration: 1 Academic year beginning on August 1st
Rotation: 1 Rotation: Monday and Tuesday-Outpatient Sports Medicine Shoulder Service; Wednesday thru Friday-Shoulder and Elbow Service - Arthroplasty, Inpatient Upper Extremity Trauma
Number of Fellows: 1 Fellow per year

Fellowship Description:

The University of Florida Shoulder and Elbow fellowship is located in Gainesville, Florida. It is designed to offer one fellow per year a comprehensive exposure to all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery. The fellow will rotate with 5 full time fellowship trained faculty all who have a high volume of shoulder and elbow cases. Dr. Wright has a large practice divided between shoulder and elbow arthroplasty surgery, and arthroscopy. Dr. Farmer’s and Dr. Moser’s practice involves sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow, and are responsible for the care of the University of Florida (Gators) athletic teams. Dr. King will intermittently work with the fellow in a clinical setting and is very involved with facilitation the fellow’s research. Dr. Schoch is the newest member of the Division after completing a residency at the Mayo Clinic and a shoulder and elbow fellowship at the Rothman clinic. He is an outstanding clinician and has developed a very active research program. The fellow is actively involved in all aspects of the patient’s care from evaluation and decision making to the actual surgical procedure. This is a surgical hands on fellowship not an observational one. With 5 shoulder and elbow trained faculty members in the Division and one in the trauma Division the fellow will have some flexibility to focus on aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery that fit their particular needs.

The University of Florida is Level I Trauma and Burn Center. The fellow will treat complex elbow and shoulder trauma generated by these centers both in the acute phases and delayed reconstruction. Drs. Wright, Schoch, and King perform inpatient shoulder and elbow surgery. In addition, Dr. Patrick has performed fellowships in both trauma and shoulder and elbow so the opportunity exists to spend additional time in trauma if the fellow desires. The fellowship is educationally oriented and has no mandatory night call.

Didactic conferences include preoperative conference every Thursday afternoon, three upper extremity conferences on Monday mornings and one conference given to the entire Department once a month on a Monday evening. In the Thursday preoperative conferences the fellow will perform virtual surgery that will be used in the upcoming week using the new GPS computer guided system to assist with shoulder arthroplasty surgery. In addition, one Tuesday morning is dedicated to fellow’s research and two Wednesday mornings to covering the entire shoulder and elbow curriculum.

The fellow is expected to write a research paper of publishable quality during their time at the University of Florida. Research facilities available to the fellow and housed directly in the Department of Orthopaedics include a biomechanics lab, motion analysis lab, gene therapy lab, stem cell research lab, and a surgical skills lab. We also have a full time clinical research coordinator responsible for the Divisions research and a shoulder arthroplasty database with 2000 patients dating back to the 1990s. We anticipate that the fellow will have 10% to 20% of the workweek assigned for research and educational purposes. The fellowship will sponsor travel to one national and one regional meeting per year. The Department also supports travel for research presentations from the fellow’s graduate work at UF.

Unique aspects of this program include a high ratio of shoulder and elbow fellowship trained faculty to fellow ratio that gives the trainee a moderate amount of flexibility with the ability to focus on more sports medicine, or less sports medicine and more shoulder arthroplasty and trauma.

Thomas W. Wright, MD
Frank Glowczewskie Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division Head Shoulder to Hand Division
Director Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
University of Florida
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

University of Florida (Physical Address)
3450 Hull Road, 3rdFloor, RM 3341
Gainesville, FL 32607

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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.

  • Brown Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Audrey Bell at
  • Florida Orthopaedic Institute Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship - contact Mark Frankle, MD at
  • Kerlan Jobe Adult Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Fellowship - contact Karen Mohr at
  • San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic - contact Chris Jara at
  • UTHSCSA Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship - contact Lashun Matthews at

Important dates for the 2020-2021 Match Cycle

Application Start Date: TBD (application will not be posted until this date)
Application Deadline Date: TBD
    -  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: TBD
Rank List Deadline: TBD
    -  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:

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 Interview Schedule (TBD)

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 or call them at (415) 447-0350.


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