The program’s mission is to provide competent orthopedic surgeons for the under-served rural areas of our region. This includes recruitment of residents with connections to the region, provision of tertiary care to support existing surgeons in the region, and promote a broad training program for graduates to be confident in their skills to work independently in this environment. The program is integral to the University Medical Center, in providing tertiary orthopedic care to the region and the program's graduates working within the sponsoring institution’s network and referral region.
Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). It is a 5-year program consisting of 4.5 years training in Orthopaedic Surgery and a 6 month rotating internship. Residents train at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Covenant Children’s Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. We currently accept 4 candidates per year. Further information on our program can be found on the FREIDA website. The 10-digit code for TTUHSC's program is 260-48-31-160.