Rockwood Orthopaedic Society serves to provide UT Health San Antonio students opportunities to learn about and experience the fields of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. ROS members can engage in peer mentoring activities, shadowing opportunities, and more.
The AAOS was founded in 1933 to serve as the primary governing body for orthopaedic surgeons across the country. It serves as the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education, and offers medical student resources for those interested in orthopaedics.
RJOS was created in 1983 as a support and networking group for women in orthopaedics. RJOS offers mentoring, professional development, and educational opportunities for women at all stages of orthopaedic training. They also offer a helpful Medical Student Guide to Orthopaedic Surgery.
Nth Dimensions was founded in 2004 by orthopaedic surgeons working collaboratively with academic institutions, community surgeons, and industry to address the dearth of women and underrepresented minorities in orthopaedic surgery. They provide resources, expertise, and experience, through developing and implementing strategic pipeline initiatives, including several programs for medical students interested in orthopaedics.
Perry Initiative offers career exploration for young women who are interested in orthopaedic surgery. Explore their website for information on the Annual Medical Student Outreach Program and get connected to local mentors.
Several elective opportunities are available to medical students exploring an interest in orthopaedic surgery. Information and forms for students interested in applying for an elective at UT Health San Antonio are available online.
How to apply for Orthopaedic Residency
Applications are accepted ONLY via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Three letters of recommendation are required and one should be from the chairman or program director of an orthopaedic department. No other documentation is required.
I chose UT Health San Antonio for residency because as a rotating medical student I saw the chief residents operate independently with confidence. From the interns to the senior residents everyone had confidence in their decision making and it made me feel confident that I would be the same at the end of my residency. We are truly an underrated residency with a high level of autonomy that is going away in most programs across the country. We are also a program that values resident input and I have seen many changes occur because of popular resident demand. The only limits in our program are ones that residents place on themselves.
J.C. Deleon, MD
Class of 2022