Rotation Schedule

As we increase our resident complement, the fourth and fifth year rotations will change.

PGY1 (Intern Year)

The first year is a combined surgical and non-surgical program supervised through the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. First-year residents spend three months on surgical rotations to include General Surgery, Plastics and Surgical Intensive Care. An additional three months focus on the non-surgical areas of Anesthesia, Radiology and Rheumatology. The remaining six months are solely focused on orthopedics. The PGY1 year has a 4 week simulation curriculum based on the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) mandated simulation modules.

  • 1 month – General Surgery
  • 1 month – Plastics
  • 1 month – Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 month – Anesthesia
  • 1 month – Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • 1 month – Rheumatology
  • 3 months – LBJ Hospital (orthopedics)
  • 2 months – Orthopedic Trauma
  • 1 month – Spine

PGY2 Year

Five 10-week blocks which take place at Memorial Hermann Hospital (MHH), Memorial Hermann Orthopedic Spine Hospital, Lyndon B Johnson Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land and Memorial Hermann Memorial City.

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics – Lyndon B Johnson Hospital

PGY3 Year

Five 10-week blocks which take place at MHH, Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, MHOSH, Memorial Hermann Memorial City and the Reconstructive Orthopedic Center (ROC).

  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Adult Reconstruction, Joints
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Spine

PGY4 Year

Five 10-week blocks which take place at LBJ, MHH, MHOSH, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, and Shriners Hospital for Children.

  • Adult Reconstruction, Joints
  • Orthopedics – LBJ
  • Hand & Upper Extremity
  • Pediatric Orthopedics

PGY5 Year

Two 3-month blocks and two 2-month blocks which take place at LBJ, MHH, Memorial Hermann Memorial City, and MHOSH in addition to a 2 month elective rotation. With an emphasis on leadership, this year is considered the chief resident year.  The Chiefs at MHH and LBJ are responsible for administrating the numerous resident functions and assist in providing organizational and administrative leadership for the residency program.

  • Orthopedics – LBJ
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Foot/Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elective Rotation