We are thrilled that you are exploring the advanced educational opportunities provided by the UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In this section, you will find useful and up-to-date information about the post-graduate orthopaedic fellowships. 

The educational environment at UCLA is truly world class: A top-tier research institution, dedicated and experienced faculty, talented trainees, a superb hospital system, and an incredibly diverse multicultural environment. These are key ingredients for extraordinary learning. 

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Fellowship Application Process

Pediatrics, Spine, and Sports Medicine fellowship applicants should have completed an approved orthopaedic residency. Hand Fellowship applicants should have completed an approved residency in orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery or general surgery. A California license is a required for all clinical fellows. Applicants must submit 4 letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the Chief of your residency training program.

Spine and Sports Medicine fellowship applications are administered by the San Francisco Match Program.

Hand Fellowship applications are administered by the American Society Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Online Fellowship Aplication Platform. 

Selected applicants will be invited to Los Angeles for an interview.

Application Deadlines

Please review the sub-specialty page for current deadline dates.


Applications for the San Francisco Match can be found at sfmatch.org  
Universal Hand Surgery Application: http://hsc.unm.edu/ortho/hand/Universal HS Fellowship Application.doc

Mail other application material:

Orthopaedic Surgery Education Office
Attn: Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UCLA Center for Health Sciences
10833 Le Conte Avenue, 76-143 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6902
or by email: [email protected]  
Tel: 310-825-6557
Fax: 310-825-1311