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Application Process

Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Upper Extremity (Shoulder and Elbow) faculty member works with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.


Two positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Adult Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship.


To be eligible for the Adult Upper Extremity Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • Passed all three steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination
  • The ability to obtain a Minnesota state medical license
  • Successfully completed an accredited orthopedic surgery residency by the appointment date. Qualified accrediting bodies include:
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
    • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    • College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)

Also see  for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The academic year begins on August 1.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the deadline listed on the SF Match website, a third-party application service.

  • Visit the SF Match website to register as an applicant. Fill out a Central Application Service (CAS) application form, provide the required documents and select our program for distribution.
  • Appointments are made through the SF Match - Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow, which is sponsored by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) society.
  • Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted between January and March each year.