SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm looking at the various fellowship options available to GS grads. Not making any definate choices yet, just narrowing down the list. I've come across a few people who are planning to do hand surgery after a GS residency, and I have to say, I find the idea interesting. But hand surgery is basically orthopedics isn't it? Or at very least plastics. Is it really possible to do hand as a GS trained surgeon and be competitive with orthopod or plastics hand surgeons? Are GS/hand surgeons qualified to do the same range of hand procedures? Do they recieve the same compensation? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.