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Frequently Asked Questions

Program size - 3 residents per year, Total 15

Number of faculty - 10 - Sports(2), Pediatric, Trauma(2), Hand(1-Ortho/1-General Surgery), Foot & Ankle, Adult Reconstruction & Tumor.  (1) PA in Clinic, (1) PA in ER, (1) NP in Hand

Average and range USMLE Step 1 scores for all residents in the program - 237

Average and range USMLE Step 2 scores for all residents in the program - 246

Average and range USMLE Step 1 scores for all students that interviewed the prior year - 242 (219-265)

Average and range USMLE Step 2 scores for all students that interviewed the prior year - 252 (231-276)

Average number of students that are interviewed each year - 36 interview slots per year

Number of current residents that did an M4 rotation at this institution - 15

The medical schools where current residents training - TTUHSC, UNM, UT Galveston, Rocky Vista (DO), UT San Antonio, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska, Louisiana State University, Baylor

Percentage of students accepted into an Ortho program from the home institution - 7 (78%)

Average number of rotators that you have doing a rotation per month (at any given time) and for the entire year - 5 rotators at a time during July, August, September, and October. Occasionally single rotators on other months

A list of typical specialties that students may rotate through - Rotators typically rotate on Sports, Trauma, Foot & Ankle, Adult Reconstruction and Tumor. Other services are available to interested students

Average percentage of rotating students that receive an interview - 95%

As soon as you know the number of interview dates you offer and the specific dates - Typically 2 interview dates in December are offered in November

Application deadline for away rotation - Away rotations are done through the VSAS program

A date in which they can expect to hear regarding away rotations and interviews - Away rotations are handled through the VSAS program and are monitored by our Student Academic Office (806) 743-3005 

Application deadlines for residency - ERAS program begins September 6, applications accepted through October 31

A date in which they can expect to hear regarding interviews - Within first 2 weeks of November through ERAS website

Average number of publications from your incoming PGY1 class and outgoing PGY5 class - 47% - Several publications pending acceptance in journals

Program OITE score averages - 62%

Average number of cases completed at the end of year - PGY1(167), PGY2(493), PGY3(881), PGY4(1318), PGY5(1642)

Percentage pass rate on Part 1 and 2 of the boards in last 3 years - 90%, 90%

Intern skills training method - One month boot camp, one month surgical skills lab and 4-day course in Albuquerque, NM

Call arrangement - PGY2 and PGY3 in house Q5, PGY4 and PGY5 home call Q6

Away rotation - Pediatrics 4 months at Cook Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX, full accommodations provided

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