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The University of Utah Shoulder and Elbow Surgery fellowship offers comprehensive and in-depth clinical, surgical, and research training. Upon graduation, the surgeon-in-training will be able to develop a subspecialty focus in shoulder and elbow surgery. The program includes twelve months with Dr. Robert Tashjian, Dr. Peter Chalmers and Dr. Christopher Joyce, whose practices encompass all aspects of traumatic, degenerative, and athletic shoulder and elbow pathology.



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The shoulder and elbow service at the University of Utah is performing a large volume of research including retrospective and prospective single and multicenter clinical research; biomechanical research with our NIH-supported robotic shoulder simulator; and basic science animal research using our unique rotator cuff tear murine models and the fellow will have the opportunity to meaningfully participate and contribute to this research. This program provides the fellow with a strong background in a variety of the latest research techniques to allow them to succeed academically.

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This program is an ASES-recognized Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship Program and part of the SFMatch Fellowship selection process and Match program. Applicants are encouraged to apply through the SFMatch and all Match-related regulations will be followed. Please refer to the ASES website for an electronic, universal shoulder application. In addition, your most current CV, personal statement (not to exceed one page), three letters of recommendation from surgeons who are familiar with your work, and a photo should be uploaded through SFMatch.

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