Orthopedic Residency and Fellowship Programs

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston prides itself on providing an unparalleled education through access to faculty and the inclusion of the latest technologies and tools to further your development at all levels of your education. From the fundamentals through exposure to all of the major subspecialties within orthopedics, resident education is comprised of three main components: knowledge, skills, and experience.

Orthopedic Residency Program

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Each year, the Department of Orthopedic Surgery matches five medical students to enter its residency program. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery prides itself on providing an unparalleled education through access to faculty and the inclusion of the latest technologies and tools to further your development as a resident.

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Operating roomThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Sports Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME accredited post-graduate sports medicine fellowship. Four fellows will be accepted and fall under the direction of Dr. Christopher Harner. This fellowship offers in-depth experience in sports medicine intended to provide the Fellow with the skills and knowledge to perform at a high level. There is a high volume of patients, including athletes from all levels of competition that require diagnostic and surgical decision-making.

Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston’s Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship is accredited by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Texas Medical Board. Four fellows will be accepted each year. This fellowship offers in-depth experience in orthopedic trauma intended to provide the Fellow with the skills and knowledge to perform at a high level.

Working in the busiest Level One Trauma Center in the nation, trauma fellows are exposed to all varieties of orthopedic trauma, with a focus on building expertise in pelvic and acetabular reconstruction. Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center will see on average, more than 5,000 admissions per year.

Visiting Medical Students

If you have registered in VSAS and you are interested in rotating with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery your fourth year of medical school, please send an email to Dr. John Munz and Paula Neal along with your CV.

Visiting Resident Rotations

Residents Research DayResidents interested in participating in elective rotations at the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston must complete the Visitor Preregistration and submit it directly to the training program with which they wish to rotate for consideration. If the program is willing to consider the request, the program coordinator will then enter the person’s information into our residency management system called New Innovations (NI). NI will then send an email to the individual with instructions to complete the actual application documents within the NI system. The individual will NOT be able to start the rotation unless ALL items requested have been submitted. There is also an approval form within the system for both the home program and the UT program to complete as part of the application process.  If you are coming from outside of Texas, you must start the process at least six months ahead.

Observers

UTHealth welcomes visiting colleagues and students (minimum 16 years old)
from across the United States and around the world for research and educational collaboration, observation and study. This application process applies to visitors who are not compensated by UTHealth, and are not enrolled in UTHealth educational programs, but are granted access to university property, facilities, and/or information systems for a specific period of time for approved collaborative or educational purposes. This process applies to five categories of visitors.

Edward T Smith Orthopedic Lectureship

The Edward T. Smith Orthopedic Lectureship Series has been a tradition in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery for the past 60 years in honor of our first Chairman, Edward T. Smith, MD. The activity is directed primarily towards surgeons, residents, fellows and allied healthcare providers currently treating patients for musculoskeletal disease and/or injury.