The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are proud to announce the creation of an AOTA Fellowship Program providing an innovative Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. The program will seek accreditation by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center accepts one fellow for a 12 month-long program that begins every January. The OT fellowship supports the missions of both the AOTA and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, by preparing clinicians to work and seek certification in the specialty of hand therapy. This will be accomplished via mentored learning to enhance specialty skills, knowledge and professional behaviors in the field of hand therapy.

The fellow will have the unique opportunity to treat patients with diverse hand and upper extremity diagnoses. 

  • In addition to clinical time with experience certified hand therapist the fellow will also have the opportunity to shadow distinguished hand surgeons during office hours and surgery.  
  • Regular fellowship conferences
  • Teaching in the Division of OT entry-level OTD program 
  • Hand on splinting labs
  • Collaboration with OSUWMC OT and PT post-professional programs

In addition to clinical time, the fellows will spend time as an instructor and mentored colleague in our nationally-ranked Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Program. As one of the most established and respected OT programs in the country, we boast outstanding faculty that are committed to promoting scholarship, leadership and evidenced-based practice in occupational therapy.

Fellows will be considered an employee of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and will be entitled to all the comprehensive benefits of a full time employee.

Compensation and Benefits

Program participants are employed full time by the OSUMC, including a benefits package. Salary is commensurate with revenue-generating clinic time. Participants do not pay tuition.


  • Applications Accepted starting July
  • Application Deadline: September 1
  • Interviews: October-November
  • Accepted Fellows Notified: November
  • Fellowship Start: January

Application Instructions

  1. Download and complete the application
  2. Include a CV and references
  3. Submit the completed application, CV and references by either email or postal mail:
  • Scan and email all of the items to:
  • Mail all of the items to:
    • Jason Suda MOTR/L, CHT
      Outpatient Care Dublin
      6700 University Boulevard, Suite 1500
      Dublin, OH, 43016

If you have any questions regarding the fellowship or application, please contact Jason Suda at