The Mission of the Ascension St. John Hospital Hand Surgery Fellowship Program is to cultivate clinically competent and compassionate hand surgeons that can treat a wide variety of hand disorders in a community setting. This is in keeping with the Ascension Health System's goal of providing holistic care with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
For 50 years, Michigan Surgery Specialists has been a pillar in the community, ensuring that patient care is always our top priority. As mentors for the next generation of hand surgeons, it is our responsibility not only to guide our Fellows in the art of hand surgery, but also stress the importance of patient centered care.
About the Program
The Ascension St. John Hand Surgery Fellowship Program became accredited with The ACGME in April of 2021. Lead by Michigan Surgery Specialists P.C., this year long Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship accepts two board eligible General, Plastic or Orthopedic Surgeons each year. Throughout the rotation, Fellows will have the ability to learn from Michigan's top hand surgeons with all of the knowledge and resources provided by the state's largest hand surgery practice. Michigan Surgery Specialists will provide educational and clinical opportunities unlike any other fellowship through our multi-county clinic locations that allow Fellows to experience an array of patient populations, demographics and injury/illness encounters, and through our award-winning physicians with decades of knowledge in hand and upper extremity surgery. In addition, Fellows will rotate through Children's Hospital of Michigan (to familiarize themselves with all aspects of pediatric hand cases) and the Microsurgery Department at William Beaumont Royal Oak (which will focus on Microsurgical and Super Microsurgical techniques).
Benefits of Our Fellowship
The physicians at Michigan Surgery Specialists come from all different backgrounds, fellowship programs and surgery styles. Because we employ General, Plastic and Orthopedic surgeons, Fellows will be able to experience different approaches to care from senior physicians and newer associates.
The Metro-Detroit area is filled with a wide range of population types across three counties. Fellows will rotate through all of our Metro-Detroit locations, which will allow them to experience the diverse cultures, socioeconomic statuses and ailment tendencies that each community has to offer.
The Fellowship rotation comes with several responsibilities; however, Fellows are offered benefits to help maintain a solid balance of work and home life. These benefits include industry-based compensation, healthcare benefits and paid time off.
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