Christopher C. Schmidt, MD, Fellowship Director
Dean G. Sotereanos, MD, Fellowship Co-Director
Patrick J. McMahon, MD

Angie Connelly, Fellowship Coordinator

University Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
9104 Babcock Bld., 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: (412) 748-7412E-mail: parra@ph.upmc.edu
Number of Fellows: 1
Stipend: R6 salary level and full benefits
Location: University Pittsburgh Medical Center

Fellowship Description:

The fellowship is designed to provide a thorough understanding of shoulder and elbow anatomy and pathologic conditions and teach the latest techniques in open, arthroscopic, and endoscopic surgery. The fellow will share rotation time at UPMC with Drs. Schmidt and Sotereanos and during this period is projected to be involved in over 500 cases. The case load will include innovative surgeries like arthroscopic muscle transfers, revision total shoulder arthroplasties, arthroscopic elbow releases, and endoscopic distal biceps repairs. The fellow will also experience a private practice shoulder and elbow setting by rotating with Dr. McMahon.

The educational curriculum consists of weekly shoulder and elbow conferences, combined UPMC sports/shoulder and elbow conferences, bi-weekly cadaveric wet laboratories (scope equipment), bi-weekly research conferences, monthly journal clubs, and bimonthly mortality and morbidity conferences. The curriculum is intended to provide the fellow the opportunity to develop a solid knowledge base and skill set on which to start his/her career.

The wet lab is integrated in the same space as a state of the art engineering facility, which houses both our shoulder and elbow simulators. The lab is directly located under the hospital’s radiology department. The fellow will be strongly encouraged to participate in on going cadaveric/mechanical/radiographic studies investigating the distal biceps tendon, rotator cable/capsule, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, etc. Integration of the shoulder fellow with graduate engineering students and radiologists will help foster their understanding of the importance and power of cooperative interdisciplinary research.

Our fellowship has meet the ASES’s quality standard requirements and as such will be participating in the 2019-2020 Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Match. Interview dates will be forthcoming.

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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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