Residency & Fellowship

Residency & Fellowship

The Institut de la Main is an internationally-recognized training center. It offers 3 residency positions each semester. Residencies last for 6 months, starting in April and October. 


Residents participate in operating room, consultation and emergency room activities. They receive theoretical training through one weekly lecture and one monthly staff meeting. In addition, they conduct clinical research or experimental work during their internship, under the guidance of the Institut de la Main staff. 


The Institut de La Main takes part in the University Diploma of Hand Surgery in partnership with the Faculté de Médecine Paris - Saint-Antoine, and in the University Diploma of Microsurgery in partnership with the Faculté de Médecine Descartes, Paris V. 


In the past five years, the Institut de la Main has hosted:

Over 35 residents from European Community countries 

  • 9 residents from Eastern Europe
  • 15 residents from South America
  • 8 residents from North Africa
  • 3 residents from Australia
  • 4 residents from Asia




Applicants must fill out the online form. For any additional questions, please send an email to Dr Leclercq at .


The Resident’s Role


Residents participate in all activities of the Institut de la Main (operating room, consultations, scientific studies). They do not carry out surgical procedures themselves but participate as first assistants. Residents receive personalized practical and theoretical training (courses, staff meetings, bibliography). 


Duration of residency


Generally 6 months

Summer semester: from April 1 to September 30

Winter semester: October 1 to March 30




Applicants must have completed their basic surgical training in either orthopedic or plastic surgery. Their French level must be B2 or higher. 


Surgical Instruments: translation


A quadrilingual translation of the main surgical instruments is available here (French, English, Spanish, Italian, German), in order to facilitate your first days at the Institut. Read it before starting your fellowship !










Institut de la main

In 20 years of existence, the INSTITUT DE LA MAIN has become one of the main hand and upper limb surgery centers in Europe. Its nine surgeons on staff can treat all hand and upper limb problems. 


Contact Us

Institut de la Main
Clinique Bizet
21 rue Georges Bizet
75016 PARIS

Front Desk : +331 84 13 04 56

Hand Emergencies : +331 84 131 131