Eligibility requirements

The Occupational Hand Therapy Fellowship at UW Health is a full-time, 13-month program.


To be eligible for the Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program, you must:

  • Be a graduate of a ACOTE-accredited occupational therapy program
  • Be a registered occupational therapist (OTR) and have six months’ experience, or more, in rehabilitation of upper extremity from any setting: Acute, chronic or lymphedema.
  • Be eligible for licensure as an occupational therapist in Wisconsin
  • Obtain NPI number prior to start of fellowship program


To obtain information on licensing, contact the Wisconsin Department of Licensing.

Application and selection process

Application process

  • Cover letter detailing the reason for an application to the fellowship program
  • Statement letter of goals and objectives for fellowship area of interest in hand therapy research
  • Current resume/CV
  • Three letters of reference including one from a former employer
  • Apply for the program and submit your materials through this position listing

Application dates

  • The application period will open approximately Oct. 1
  • The application deadline is March 1
  • Interviews will occur in March
  • The expected offering date is April 5
  • The expected program start date is on or about July 3

Selection process

  • Full application screened, scored on standardized form and ranked
  • Top 5-10 applicants advance to second review
  • Face-to-face formal interview will be scheduled (virtual interview may be considered)