HULC Resident Training Program


The Hand and Upper Limb Centre is involved in providing Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons' certified training to graduates of accredited medical schools and is part of the Western University Residency Training Programs in Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Clinical rotations are at the junior and senior levels and cover the entire spectrum of upper extremity surgery, including acute trauma, reconstruction, arthroplasty and arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist; acute trauma of the hand including fractures, nerve, tendon and vascular injury; and, microsurgical replantation and free tissue transfer in the upper extremity. Quaternary specialty experience is taught in clinics addressing the spastic upper extremity; congenital hand abnormalities; and brachial plexus and peripheral nerve disorders. Both the Plastic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Surgery Training programs assigns training spots through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). More information regarding the various Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery Training Programs in Canada can be found here.

HULC accepts residents enrolled in accredited training programs in Canada or at accredited international schools for elective rotations in upper extremity surgery. For more information, contact the office of Dr. Graham King, Director HULC, or Dr. Ken Faber, Education Director HULC.

Further information can also be found on the website of the Post-graduate Education Office at the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, including the Western Resident/Fellow Handbook (opens in new window).