Training Programs

Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis

TSRHC's Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis is a full clinical fellowship that supports fellows in mastering the skills they need to manage pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis problems. The program provides in-depth training in reconstructive pediatric orthopedics, trauma and infections.

For more information about the fellowship, view the
Dorothy and Bryant Edwards Fellowship handbook

To apply, visit www.sfmatch.org

Fellowship Overview

Fellows are frontline members of the patient care team at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. In addition, they help manage pediatric fractures and acute orthopedic conditions at Children's Health℠ Dallas, one of Texas' only Level 1 pediatric trauma centers. Orthopedic Fellows at TSRHC will have the opportunity to:

  • Work in an interactive environment that supports learning
  • Gain clinical and surgical competence in complex spine, hip and extremity problems
  • Care for a wide array of pediatric orthopedic conditions, including many rare or complex conditions
  • Learn from a diversity of opinions

In addition to clinical responsibilities, fellows perform independent clinical research appropriate for scientific meetings and for subsequent publication.

Applicant Criteria

The fellowship is a one-year program that accommodates five orthopedic fellows. The fellowships begin on August 1 and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Residents in orthopedic surgery should apply in their post-graduate year 3 or 4. Others who have completed orthopaedic training may also apply. Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children's pediatric orthopedic fellowship will participate in the San Francisco Matching Program (SFMP) for the 2013 fellowship year (August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013). Because acceptance is competitive, applicants are encouraged to apply in September or October. The San Francisco Match will begin accepting applications on September 1, 2011 for the 2013 fellowship cycle. If you are interested in applying for a position you will need to register with SFMP on their Web site at www.sfmatch.org. All aspects of the application, interview and selection process are outlined on this website.

Special Thanks

The fellowships were established to create a legacy of providing exceptional education for young physicians and are made possible by Dorothy and Bryant Edwards, who were Texas ranchers and longtime hospital friends. The John and Ellen McStay International Fellowship Fund also provides funding for the fellowship.


For additional information, please contact Louise Hamilton at 214-559-7556 or via e-mail at louise.hamilton@tsrh.org.

Other Helpful Links

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
Texas Medical Board