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Candidate Membership

Join ASSH now! No dues for qualifying residents or fellows.

Reduced Prices 

North American residents and fellows qualify for reduced prices on all ASSH courses and products. Contact the ASSH Central Office at 312.880.1900 or for more information.

Research Grants 

Explore the research funds available from ASSH and other sources. ASFH awards up to $20,000 for Basic Science Research related to hand surgery and study of the upper extremity, and $10,000 a year, for up to two years, for Clinical Research. We also award Fast-Track Seed Grants in the Fall for up to $4,000.


Candidate members receive access to Hand-e, the Hand Society's online learning portal. Hand-e houses thousands of video recordings, images and articles.


RESIDENTS: Participating in the Hand Fellowship Match through the National Residents Matching Program (NRMP)?  

Download the Universal Hand Surgery Fellowship Application which has been approved for use by most programs in the Hand Fellowship Match. It may be duplicated.  Applications and documents should be directed to the individual program chief.  You may also be interested in the benefits of Candidate Membership with ASSH.

Adrian E. Flatt Residents & Fellows Conference

The Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery, funded by an endowed fund through the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, is specifically geared toward hand surgery residents and fellows in orthopaedic, plastic and general surgery.  Every year a new program is developed to create an opportunity for Residents and Fellows to learn about their practice, exchange information and network with peers and respected surgeons in this practice.  

This conference, held the day before the beginning of the Annual Meeting, also allows selected participants to present their work and research to their peers which are judged by the Residents and Fellows Conference Program Committee.  The best paper presentation is awarded with the Joseph H. Boyes Award at the conclusion of the conference and the opportunity to present his or her paper during the ASSH Annual Meeting.  To learn more about how to submit a paper or poster for consideration to be presented at the Residents and Fellows Conference, visit the Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts from September to February annually.

Attendees will be able to hear paper presentations and view poster presentations from fellow peers during the Scientific Sessions, panel discussions from top hand surgeons and lectures, such as the Richard J. Smith Lecture, from past presidents of the Hand Society.

Scholarships to this program and the ASSH Annual Meeting are available annually.  Watch for information on how to apply in spring 2014. 

Search for a Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

The directory of hand surgery fellowship programs has been compiled by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  

Search the Fellowship Directory

This information is posted solely for the information of ASSH members and others.  ASSH has not reviewed or investigated the fellowships listed.  ASSH makes no representations as to the accuracy of the information provided or the completeness of the list.  Furthermore, this list does not constitute approval, certification or endorsement by the ASSH for any fellowship listed.  The fellowship information is subject to change, so please contact the appropriate fellowship for further information.

Check for openings in the Fellowship Programs (positions that were not filled for the upcoming program year).

More information for international medical graduates can be found on the following websites: Residency Guide for Foreign Medical Graduates and Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.

Fellowship Directors:

To update or add a hand surgery fellowship program description or openings, contact Mary at

JHS Online for Free
FREE ACCESS to the online Journal of Hand Surgery and Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand is available to North American Residents and Fellows.

Please email the following information to the ASSH at

  • Full Name
  • Preferred Mailing Address (indicate if this is work or home)
  • Phone (indicate if this is work, home, cell, etc)
  • Fax
  • Email
  • Indicate if you are a Resident or a Fellow
  • Specialty - Orthopaedic, Plastic, General surgery?
  • Residency or Fellowship Program Name
  • Ending date of Residency or Fellowship Program
Once your information is received, you will receive instructions on how to access JHS for free. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

If you have any questions, e-mail

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