Shoulder fellowships are the engine that will drive the future of shoulder surgery.
As an example, the University of Washington’s shoulder fellowship was responsible for 60% of peer-reviewed shoulder publications (see chart below). Without their scientific ability, curiosity, energy and dedication, the program would not be as productive.
25% of the fellowship graduates are now faculty members at universities across North America. Many others are active academically in non-university settings, where they continue to do clinically relevant research and teach students, residents, fellows, or practicing surgeons.
Upon looking at some of the latest publications, one can not only see the authorships (in bold) but also evidence of their support for research by students and orthopaedic resident (in green), many who will be pursuing shoulder fellowships.
We can all be grateful to the 33 ASES-recognized Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Programs for their huge role in assuring progressively improving quality of care for patients with disabling shoulder and elbow conditions.
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