Faculty average 2 days of clinics per week. Fellows see patients in the clinic before the staff and formulate a treatment plan. The faculty then evaluates the patient and the fellow’s treatment plan.
Fellows assist in surgery with their faculty.
In general, the fellows take primary call with the faculty with whom they are rotating. The clinical call duties of the Hand Surgery Service physicians include 24-hour coverage of Jewish Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital, and Veterans Administration Medical Center.
While the faculty give the majority of the lectures at morning conference, fellows are also expected to participate. Fellows are assigned formal presentations, as well as journal clubs, and case presentations.