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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the orthopaedic surgery residency program is to provide the foundation for a lifetime of learning and practice of orthopaedic surgery, and to produce graduates who exemplify the highest ideals of our profession. It is our purpose to excel in clinical service, education, and research while maintaining the highest ethical standards, providing compassionate healthcare services, and ensuring responsible stewardship of available resources.

Program Overview

Since being established by Dr. Charles Rockwood in 1966, the UT San Antonio orthopaedic surgery residency has continued to produce outstanding orthopaedic surgeons, clinicians, and leaders in the field. San Antonio is uniquely positioned as the major medical hub for the entire South Texas and Rio Grand Valley region providing an extremely diverse patient population and endless opportunities to accomplish our dual mission of improving patients’ lives and advancing the field of orthopaedics.

Our 5 year categorical program accepts 7 new residents per year. All orthopaedic subspecialties are represented providing a complete orthopaedic training experience. Residents will work within a diversity of medical care models to include academic and county hospitals, veterans affairs, and private practice models. We boast a high clinical volume with early operative experience, weekly faculty led grand rounds and academic sessions, as well as ample opportunities for clinical and basic science research. Our residents regularly attend courses throughout the United States to gain even more experience from other leaders in orthopaedics around the country. There are also opportunities for international travel and medical outreach missions.

Dr. Ryan Rose
"Residency is a place for adult learners to learn skills they will need for their future profession. Our program believes strongly in the principals set forth by Orthopaedic legends, such as Charles Rockwood, Jr. and David Green, that a resident has unique experiences and interests who needs latitude for independent maturation. Operative volume is the cornerstone of this maturation and allows the resident autonomy to establish high level surgical skills with corresponding human to human empathy." Rose, Ryan, MD, Residency Program Director