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Orthopaedic Surgery

Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  San Antonio, Texas

Accredited:  Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  5 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training:  Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  Yes

Total Approved Complement:  30 (plus 1 research resident)

Approved per Year (if applicable):  6 per year (3 Army, 3 Air Force) plus 1 research resident (typically additional PGY-3)

Dedicated research year offered:  Yes (voluntary, incurs additional year service obligation)

Medical Student Rotation availability:  3rd and 4th Year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  210-916-3410

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Program Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Program Description

The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program has a long and storied history of excellence, unique as the only combined Army-Air Force program at this Level 1 trauma, tertiary referral and burn center. The current residents build on this tradition by performing high-quality, high-complexity cases with well-curated, skill-appropriate supervision and without competition for hands-on learning from fellows. Away rotations play a key role in enhancing the robust local exposure to multiple subspecialists across the breadth of orthopaedic practice. Recently, graduates have total case numbers in the 72nd percentile compared to other programs across the country. The curriculum has led to increasingly-high in-training scores (76th percentile as a program last year) and 100% first-time American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) passage for graduates over the past 10 years. The research program has increased significantly under the direction of our current Associate Program Director-Research, with robust partnerships locally, regionally, and throughout the world.

Our residency program is focused on developing residents into surgeon leaders who are ready to deploy and care for our servicemembers anywhere in the world. Residents are prepared and competitive for fellowship training and are highly regarded whether they matriculate while on active duty or after they leave. After departing the service, graduates continue to lead, whether through authorship of the premier orthopaedic review books and courses (Miller’s/Thompson’s), society leadership (presidents of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society), or any number of other successful endeavors in orthopaedics, whether in academics, research, advocacy, or military leadership. In the world of orthopaedics, our graduates are prepared to do anything and do it well.

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Contact Us

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Location: Brooke Army Medical Center, 1st Floor, Nearest Flag-Pole Entrance

Hours of Operation:

Program Coordinators are available 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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