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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
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We reward creative thinking and encourage rapid experimentation, using collaborative programs to speed promising research to market.
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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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Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Our program provides a transformative educational experience to orthopaedic surgical residents that will shape their practice and improve the management of musculoskeletal disease through a deeper understanding of value-based, patient-centered health care delivery. Hear more in a letter from program director AJ Johnson, M.D.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Residency program is affiliated with the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Training Facilities

Our training sites, including three hospitals and three surgery centers, equip our residents to perform both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures and practice orthopaedic care that emphasizes value, efficiency and innovation.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton is the primary teaching hospital of Dell Med and our program. It is the referral center for all of Central Texas and is the only adult Level 1 Trauma Center within 60 miles.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

Dell Children’s is the only pediatric Level I Trauma Center and Level IV NICU Care Center in Central Texas. The center provides care for infants, children and adolescents in a 46-county area.

Hyde Park Surgery Center.

This center performs a broad range of outpatient surgical procedures. The team’s mission is to care for every patient and their family as if they were their own — each patient, each family, each and every time.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

This busy private community hospital offers 38 operating suites where more than 1,000 joint replacement procedures are performed each year.

Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center.

With more than two dozen providers, Texas Orthopedics is distinguished as the largest orthopedic surgery practice in the area providing comprehensive care for all orthopedic specialties.

Medical Park Tower.

This surgery center focuses on offering a high-quality, service-oriented environment for general and specialty surgical procedures.

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital.

Over the last 20 years, this site has been established as the premier specialty hospital in the Austin and Central Texas region. The physicians and staff perform an array of inpatient and outpatient surgeries, available to the entire community in a convenient, private setting.

Specially For Children OR at Dell Childrens Medical Group.

Strictly Pediatrics provides quality, accredited surgical care to children and adolescents in Central Texas.

Learn More & Apply

About the Application Process

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) until Dec. 1. We encourage you to apply early.

Curriculum: A Focus on Team-Based Care

Our program provides residents with a comprehensive foundation of medical knowledge and skills in the subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery, with a focus on interdisciplinary care.

Meet Our Residents

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