The first year of orthopaedic residency at UT Health San Antonio will expose interns to a variety of orthopaedic and general rotations, including rotations on Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Anesthesia, Radiology, PM&R, and the Veteran’s Affairs hospital. Interns will work in an environment that emphasizes an appropriate balance between the demands of patient care, the importance of hands-on learning, and the minimization of medical errors, thus providing a strong foundation that will prepare them for the rigors and responsibility of orthopaedic residency.
The residency curriculum will cover all areas of clinical orthopaedics and basic science annually, through our weekly didactics sessions, Fracture Rounds, Journal Clubs, and special skills/cadaver labs. Lecturers will be members of the Orthopaedic Department faculty, School of Medicine faculty, and invited guests from the community. During the PGY-2 through PGY-5 years, residents will perform 2-month long rotations through a range of orthopaedic specialties, including Trauma, Sports, Upper Extremity, Arthroplasty, Hand, Foot & Ankle, and more. Rotations are performed at a variety of hospitals including our main University Health System hospital, VA hospital, and several nearby private hospitals. All rotations are performed within a roughly 15 to 20 minute drive from the main hospital.
"I am so grateful to be training here in San Antonio. The operative experience is intense and really gets you to the point of feeling capable and confident in the OR. Not only will I be leaving here prepared for practice, but have gained life-long friends and mentors." Andrew Haus, M.D.