Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
Thank you for your interest in the UCSF Combined Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. We are currently accepting applications for a one-year hand Fellowship, and our program is accredited by the ACGME.
The UCSF Hand and Microvascular Surgery Service is a coordinated service that provides emergency and consultation services to the three main campuses of the UCSF School of Medicine: (1) UCSF Moffitt/Long Hospital; (2) San Francisco General Hospital; (3) UCSF/Mt. Zion Hospital Medical Center. The present responsibilities of the Hand and Microvascular Surgery Service include emergency level coverage for emergencies at UCSF Moffitt-Long Hospitals and Mt. Zion Hospital, including acute microvascular and replantation services, and consultant services for San Francisco General Hospital. Private office hours are held two afternoons a week at UCSF at the Parnassus and Mt. Zion campuses.
Hand clinics meet two half-days a week at San Francisco General Hospital and the UCSF Ambulatory Care Center. There is variable Resident exposure to these practices, with the Residents concentrated on the clinic experiences. The Fellow participates in all office hours – private and clinic. Operative cases are seen at the UCSF Ambulatory Surgery Center, which is a very efficient, modern, outpatient surgery center, on the UCSF Parnassus campus, as well as at the main operating room at UCSF Moffitt/Long. Elective and emergency patients are seen at Mt. Zion Hospital on an as-needed basis. San Francisco General Hospital has regularly scheduled hand and microvascular cases one day a week, where the service assists the Residents on complex reconstructive cases.
The model for this Fellowship is a one-on-one apprenticeship with close supervision and interaction with the Attending hand faculty. Fellowship clinical responsibilities include functioning as the primary assistant to the Attending staff during surgery and performing as junior Attending staff with supervising Residents. The Fellow will evaluate in-house consults and both private and clinic patients, and observe or consult with the Attending staff.