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. 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.
Working in the busiest Level One Trauma Center in the nation, residents are exposed to all varieties of orthopedic trauma—on average, more than 5,000 admissions per year. The training program provides ample opportunity for both clinical and basic research. The clinical research is supported by a strong clinical research department and a database of over 3000 cases. Basic science research provides the opportunity to be involved in inflection and problems of bone healing. As well there is a strong bone research focus across the Texas Medical Center’s academic institutions which is available to those interested in this area.