ISERF Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Program

Carl “Scott” Humphrey, MD, Director
Michael Curtin, MD
David Zamorano, MD

Fellowship Coordinator: Christi Franks, FNP

Duration: 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Number of Fellows: 1 per year

Stipend: $68,099/year

Vacation Allotment: 2 weeks

Location: Boise, Idaho

Fellowship Sites:

Humphrey Shoulder Clinic, Eagle, ID

St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, Meridian, ID

Cornerstone Orthopedic Trauma Associates, Meridian, ID

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Boise, ID

Millennium Surgery Center, Meridian, ID

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID

Phone: (208) 639-4800




Fellowship Description

Based in the beautiful Boise, ID area, the fellowship is sponsored by the Idaho Shoulder and Elbow Research Foundation (ISERF), a non-profit entity dedicated to improving the understanding of shoulder and elbow disorders and treatments.

The fellow will gain hands-on exposure to the full range of shoulder and elbow pathologies and treatment options, including non-operative management, primary and revision arthroplasty surgery, trauma, and arthroscopic as well as open soft-tissue procedures. In a typical year, the fellow will participate in approximately 400 cases, either as surgeon or first assistant. The office call responsibility is approximately one night in every ten. After hours responsibilities are minimal.

The fellow will improve his/her understanding of shoulder pathology through research, paper and presentation preparation, didactic interaction, and conference attendance. The fellow is expected to complete and submit for publication at least one publication-quality research project during the fellowship. Opportunities for both basic science and clinical research are available. The fellow will enroll patients who are undergoing shoulder and elbow surgery procedures into studies in order to track and report clinical outcomes. Participation in regular educational conferences, pre- and post-operative conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences and journal club is expected.

The program offers the unique opportunity for the fellow to learn about the economics of a private shoulder and elbow surgery practice, including how to start a practice from scratch.

Boise has a vibrant downtown scene, and is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Mountain biking, alpine and cross county skiing, rafting, and fly fishing are all within minutes. The cost of living in Boise is reasonable.

Applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing an orthopaedic surgery residency, as well as be qualified to obtain a physician’s license in the State of Idaho. The program is unable to sponsor J-1 or H1-B visas. The ISERF Fellowship participates in the ASES-recognized Fellowship Match.

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