Dear Prospective Orthopedic Residents:
Welcome to the Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple, TX. We are an ACGME-accredited orthopedic training program of four residents per year located in the heart of Central Texas. We have fellowship-trained faculty in every subspecialty and provide comprehensive care at a Level 1 Trauma Center.
Our program has a rich history of producing excellent clinicians and surgeons. While many of our residents choose to do fellowships to gain advanced subspecialty-level training, we take pride in the fact that all of our residents feel confident in the full spectrum of general orthopedic surgery by the time they graduate. In fact, one of the highlights of our program is that we regularly have residents who choose to enter general orthopedic practice right out of residency.
The culture of our program is defined by hard work and dedicated patient care. The residents and faculty have excellent relationships such that the residents are awarded early operative experience and strive to provide the very best care for each patient while on an attending’s service. Our mentorship rotation model, in which each resident works 1:1 with an attending, creates immense trust such that residents are able to maximize the benefit they see from each subspecialty rotation.
Our culture is also defined by the strong bonds among the residents and faculty. Daily didactic sessions allow the entire cohort of residents to spend time as a group every single day. Activities like monthly journal clubs hosted at attending’s homes and special events like the annual Lake Day celebration allow residents and faculty to spend time together outside of work.
Please explore the video below and the rest of the website for additional details about the program. We are proud of our program’s storied history and culture of excellence. We invite you to consider visiting us for an away rotation or consider applying to join our residency family.
Douglas S. Fornfeist, Program Director
The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Orthopedic Surgery Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Our five-year program offers large faculty-to-resident ratios with faculty members who offer training in sports medicine, spine surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, joint replacement, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopedics, musculoskeletal oncology and orthopedic trauma at a high-volume facility.
We accept four residents per year.