An all-American roster of candidates has been accepted for 2015-16 fellowship programs with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. Beginning August 1, the following five physicians will join one of three Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited fellowship programs with UNM Orthopaedics:

Hand Fellowship

Dustin Larson, graduate of Oregon Health & Science University Medical School and Residency Program, Portland, OR.

David Peterson, graduate of University of Toledo College of Medicine and University of Toledo Medical Center Residency Program, Toledo, OH.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Brandee Black, graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing and Saginaw, MI, and University of Missouri Health System Residency Program, Columbia, MO.

Ray Jensen, graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, and Des Peres Hospital Residency Program, St. Louis, MO.

Trauma Fellowship

Seth Criner, graduate of Western University of Health Sciences Medical School, Pomona, CA, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center Residency Program, Corvallis, OR.

More than 60 applications for UNM Orthopaedic Surgery fellowships were received during the 2013-14 submission season, which resulted in 41 interviews for six 2015-16 fellowship openings: two for hand, two for sports medicine and one for trauma. Criner was attracted to UNM Orthopaedics’ Trauma Fellowship “because the program encompasses every facet of orthopaedic trauma - from nonunion and malunion fractures to pediatric trauma and acute polytrauma.” Jensen found UNM Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship “came highly recommended” and was impressed by its reputation. “I’m excited to be joining an outstanding group of surgeons and have the opportunity to work closely with UNM athletes.”

The Hand Fellowship Program at UNM Orthopaedics dates back to the early 1970s and has yielded some 82 graduates. The department’s Sports and Trauma Fellowship programs, each 11 years old, have collectively graduated 27 fellows.