Orthopaedics

 

Thank you for your interest in John Peter Smith Health Network’s Orthopaedic Residency program. The core of the residency is the experience at Tarrant County’s hospital, with one million patient encounters per year. The JPS residents treat patients in a very busy orthopaedic clinic, serving all subspecialty areas of orthopaedics, so that the resident immediately gains the experience of being in practice. JPS is a Level I Trauma Center where the residents have significant responsibility with faculty supervision. Residents rotate at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth with Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, residents rotate with several private practice orthopaedic surgeons to broaden their exposure.

 

 

PGY 1 

  • 3 months of Ortho Trauma
  • 3 months of Ortho Subspecialty
  • 2 months of General Surgery
  • 1 month of Skills Lab
  • 1 month of Plastic Surgery, SICU, and Vascular Surgery

 

PGY 2 

  • 6 months of Ortho Trauma
  • 3 months of Pedi Ortho
  • 3 months of Spine/Oncology
  • 3 months of Total Joints

 

PGY 3 

  • 3 month of Ortho Trauma
  • 3 months of Hand
  • 3 months of Sports
  • 1.5 months of Research/ Professional Development 
  • 1.5 months of Foot and Ankle

 

PGY 4 

  • 3 months of Ortho Trauma
  • 1.5 months of Research/ Professional Development
  • 1.5 months of Foot and Ankle
  • 3 months of Spine
  • 3 months of Total Joints

 

PGY 5 

  • 3 months of Ortho Trauma
  • 3 months of Sports
  • 3 months of Hand
  • 3 months of Pedi Ortho

 

 

All residents are involved in clinical or basic science research and are required to prepare a paper suitable for presentation and publication. Three months are provided to work on a research project. Residents may develop their own projects or may be assigned to a project initiated by a faculty member.

All orthopaedic faculty members are involved in clinical or basic science research projects. In addition, Hugo Sanchez, MD, PhD and Tim Niacaris, MD, PhD are interested in Cell and Molecular Biology research and orthopaedic applications.

The UNT Health Science Center provides collaborative opportunities with other departments, access to cadavers and animal labs, and laboratory space with an MTS machine for biomechanical testing. Victor Kosmopoulos, PhD, a full-time member of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, works with residents on multiple biomechanical studies. JPS provides funding for resident research projects.

 

 
  • Prospective residents may apply through the ERAs system.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit USMLE Step 2 scores.