Making a Difference, Here & Beyond
The community invests in Dell Med. In return, it’s our responsibility — one we take seriously — to be agents for change and to show real impact.
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Creating a New Kind of Doctor
We recruit and train physician leaders as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as caring for individual patients.
Improving Care. Improving Health.
We’re here to make health — including health care — better. The end goal is a complete revolution in how people get and stay healthy.
Discovery to Impact — Faster
We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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Let’s Do Big Things Together
True health demands that the whole work in harmony, which is why we’re dedicated to partnership. Indeed, we can’t achieve our goals without it.
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We’re rethinking the role of academic medicine in improving health — and doing so with a unique focus on our community.
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Orthopaedic Value-Based Health Care Fellowship

Value-Based Health Care fellows in a group at a conference.

The Orthopaedic Value-Based Health Care Fellowship, affiliated with the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, gives medical students an extraordinary opportunity to learn about and investigate topics relevant to value-based health care payment and delivery models through firsthand exposure to the Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin.

Fellows work with department faculty on research projects related to the design, implementation and dissemination of value-based care models, outcome measurement, costs of care, impact of psychosocial aspects in musculoskeletal illness, the application of digital health solutions and advances in shared decision-making and patient-provider engagement.

Training Facilities

Health Transformation Building.

The fellow’s research and clinical experience takes place at the UT Health Austin Musculoskeletal Institute. The institute opened in October 2017 and provides an innovative, multidisciplinary, team-based approach to delivering musculoskeletal care for a wide range of patients including vulnerable, high-needs and underserved populations.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Fellows have the option of observing surgeries at Dell Medical School’s new teaching hospital, a 500,000-square-foot facility with 211 beds that opened in May 2017.

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About the Application Process

The fellowship runs from approximately July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021, (start and end dates are flexible), and the program plans to fill the position by April 1.

Well-Rounded Training for Medical Students

The fellowship provides medical students with experience in four key areas: research; strategy and operations; value-based health care curriculum; and clinical experience.

Meet Our Fellow & Alumni

It’s an exciting time to be a part of medical education and research in Austin. Dell Med trainees are talented individuals working to become leaders in their fields.