Required PGY Rotations
Our Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program at UT Southwestern Medical is passionate about training physicians to evaluate and treat a vast array of orthopedic clinical problems. Our residents are provided opportunities to learn and explore through innovative pathways in an environment conducive to knowledge sharing and acquisition. They have the ability to participate in diverse, high volume clinical experiences at DFW's nationally ranked hospital for research and innovation. Our residency program is designed to provide the resident a robust training experience that prepares them to flourish in any capacity as an orthopedic surgeon upon completion of their five years of training. The carefully selected curriculum allows them to rotate through 10 different services and 5 different medical centers as listed below:
- PGY1 - Six (6) months of General Surgery and six (6) months of Orthopaedic Surgery
- PGY2 - Parkland Hospital: Trauma, Reconstruction, Sports and Hand
- PGY3 - Six (6) months of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Scottish Rite for Children and Children's Health.
- PGY4 - Parkland Hospital: Trauma, Reconstruction, Sports and Hand/Shoulder
- PGY5 - Oncology, Trauma Chief, Reconstructive and Electives including three (3) months at Auckland City Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.
- Additionally, one (1) PGY-5 is selected for a three (3) month elective at The Graubünden Cantonal Hospital in Chur, Switzerland.