The conference schedule at the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Fellowship Program is composed of weekly Monday small group discussions. Topics for these Monday conferences rotate on a recurring monthly schedule:
- Chapter review, Green's Operative Hand Surgery: Fellows will discuss their assigned readings.
- Morbidity and Mortality: The past months complications will be reviewed and used as teaching tools.
- ASSH Self-Assessment Exam Review: Fellows will be assigned questions and the group will discuss the answers.
- Journal Club: Selected articles from the past month's relevant journals will be critically discussed.
In addition to the weekly Monday conferences, fellows will attend quarterly Interdisciplinary Rounds. Representatives from four related disciplines will present a didactic lecture to the fellows and faculty. These disciplines include Radiology, Rheumatology, Pain Management and Occupational Therapy.
Topics will be specific to the upper extremity and will include:
- Upper Extremity Imagery
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Pain Management / Electromyography Studies
- Hand and Elbow Rehabilitation
Occurring triannually will be the Dual Visiting Professorship, which is a CME event in which two prominent, academic hand, upper extremity, and/or microvascular surgeons are invited to engage residents, fellows and faculty over a two-day academic event. The curriculum includes didactic lectures, debates, roundtable discussions and cadaveric laboratories.