Michael A. Wirth, MD, Program Director
Charles A. Rockwood, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics
Anil K. Dutta, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Bernard F. Morrey, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics
John W. Hinchey, MD, Chief Shoulder Service, VA Hospital
UT Health San Antonio Rockwood Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Department of Orthopaedics -7774, Attn: Lashun Matthews
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Phone: (210) 567-5109Fax: (210) 567-4916E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 1 year (August 1 through July 31)
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Number of Fellows: 1-2 fellows per year
Stipend: Salary plus benefits
Location: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University Hospital and Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital
How long program has been in existence: 38 years
Number of individuals who have completed the training program since its inception: 39
Prerequisite Training: Successful Completion of an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training Program
– Application/Personal Statement
– Interview Appraisal Scores
– Letters of recommendations
– Participation in research, publications and presentations
– USMLE Scores or Equivalent
Goals and Objectives for Training
Goals and Characteristics Section Please be concise:This fellowship is a one-year experience on the Shoulder Service, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, during which the Fellow will develop a rational approach to the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders. The Fellow will function as a faculty member with the title of Clinical Instructor, participate in the teaching of medical students and residents, and have ample opportunity to be involved in clinical and basic research projects. The Fellow will assist in surgery on patients referred to Dr. Wirth, Dr. Dutta, and Dr. Morrey, as well as patients at the VA Hospital with Dr. John Hinchey. The fellowship focuses on clinical and surgical education in the arenas of shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder trauma, humerus trauma, elbow trauma, elbow arthroplasty, and elbow arthroscopy. Each of the Fellows will alternately rotate every three months on Dr. Wirth’s service and on the service of Drs. Dutta and Morrey. Each Fellow is also assigned an outpatient care clinic to run with faculty supervision.
This program is part of the ASES Fellow selection process. Interviews will be conducted between January 2nd and April 15th. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
Objectives: Focus on clinical and surgical education in the arenas of shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder trauma, humerus trauma, elbow trauma, elbow arthroplasty, and elbow arthroscopy.
Program Certification/Recognition: Recognized by American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
– Michael A. Wirth, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics
– Charles A. Rockwood, MD, Professor of Orthopaedics
– Anil K. Dutta, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
– Bernard F. Morrey, MD, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics
– John W. Hinchey, MD, Chief Shoulder Service, VA Hospital
Training Sites Where Rotations are conducted:
– UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
– University Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
– UT Medicine San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
– Medical Arts Research Center-UHS Surgery Center, San Antonio, Texas
– Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
– Methodist Ambulatory Surgical Hospital, Northwest, San Antonio, Texas
– Foundation Surgical Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
– Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, Medical Center, San Antonio
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM – BASIC CURRICULUM
– Under direct supervision, the fellows will oversee the VA Shoulder and Elbow Clinic for 6 months and then rotate to oversee the UT Medicine Indigent Care Clinic (Shoulder Clinic) for 6 months.
– Evaluate and assist in the management of all patients referred to the Shoulder and Elbow Service
Research Components: Completion of at least one project suitable for publication is encouraged.
Participant’s supervisory and patient care responsibilities:
– Will oversee two clinics under supervision of Teaching Staff.
– Make daily rounds on hospitalized patients admitted under Shoulder and Elbow Service
– Assists Dr. Wirth, Dr. Hinchey, Dr. Burkhart, Dr. Dutta, and Dr. Morrey with their elective and emergent surgical procedures.
– Develop operative skills by performing surgical procedures under direct supervision of Dr. Wirth, Dr. Dutta, Dr. Morrey, Dr. Hinchey.
– The Shoulder and Elbow Fellows serve as Clinical Instructors for the Department of Orthopaedics.
– Assist in the education of the orthopaedic residents and medical students that rotate to the Upper Extremity Service.
– Responsible in assisting the Upper Extremity Service in preparing and/or speaking at the weekly city-wide Orthopaedic Grand Rounds Teaching Conference (when conference is dedicated to the shoulder and elbow).
Formal Evaluation Process: The Fellowship Director meets with the fellows quarterly to give feedback regarding their performance with final evaluation given in the last month of the fellowship based on input from the Teaching Staff.