Fellowships in Hand Surgery
The BSSH are pleased to offer or be affiliated with several fellowships:
- the Stack Fellowship for example is one of our most prestigious fellowsips and was introduced in memory of Graham Stack to recognise both achievement, as well as contribution to the development of Hand Surgery in the United Kingdom.
- we support the Training Interface Group Fellowships, which were introduced as Advanced Training Posts (ATPs) in 1992. They represent the pinnacle of Hand Surgery training in the UK and recognising Hand Surgery is an “Interface Specialty” in that training can be provided by either or both of two parent specialties: Plastic Surgery and Trauma & Orthopaedic (T&O) Surgery.
- the aim of the BSSH Research Fellowship (or Grant) is to fund clinical or basic science research of relevance to hand surgery up to a value of £50,000. It is anticipated that this funding source will be used to fund a fellowship for a trainee, but applications from therapists for fellowships under the supervision of a BSSH member, as well as non-fellowship research projects run by BSSH members, will be considered equally.
- The BSSH Overseas Fellowship was created to facilitate trainee involvement in Global Hand Surgery and the work of the BSSH Overseas Committee. It provides funding up to £1500 for a trainee to accompany one of many BSSH overseas trips to locations such as Malawi, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Sudan, Cambodia, Nepal, and Myanmar.
- Finally, the International Visiting Fellowship programme was launched in 2021 to foster international links and friendships across the hand surgery fraternity, as well as to facilitate sharing of education, research and best practice between five international hand societies (UK, European, American, Australian and Indian).
Non BSSH Fellowships
There are a number of external fellowships provided by individual hand surgery units both across the United Kingdom as well as internationally. These fellowships are not formally affiliated with the BSSH, but deserve a noteable mention. 3rd party societies (e.g. the British Orthopaedic Assoication and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand) also run a number of fellowships that the BSSH are happy to point our members to. Further details can be found below, or by using the menu items in the navigation bar to the left-hand side.