Orthopaedic Surgery

Program Overview

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.

Unique aspects of the program

John Peter Smith Hospital is a busy county hospital with Level I Trauma accreditation. The residents see more than 12,000 patients per year in the JPS orthopaedic clinic. These patients often have the a range of orthopaedic problems, usually at more advanced stages. Because there are no residencies in neurosurgery and plastic surgery, JPS orthopaedic residents care for all patients with hand and spine disorders.

JPS orthopaedic residents consistently perform operations at a rate significantly higher than the national average, and the breadth of experience is outstanding. Residents have significant hands-on experience throughout their training with direct supervision by faculty members who genuinely enjoy teaching.