Medical Student Programs in Orthopaedics

Elective Orthopaedic Surgical Rotations

UTMB medical students, both on-campus or away, electing to do an Acting Internship (A/I) in orthopaedics can enroll through the the SOM website: Orthopaedic Surgery SOM Electives.

Current Orthopaedic surgical rotation assignments:

  • ORSU-4012 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - Pelvis/Hip/Knee, Kelly Stephenson, MD
  • ORSU-4013 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatrics, David A. Yngve, MD
  • ORSU-4015 - Orthopedics Clinic Only - Galveston, David A. Yngve, MD
  • ORSU-4017 - Orthopaedic Research - Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD
  • ORSU-4018 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - Foot and Ankle, Vinod Panchbhavi, MD
  • ORSU-4019 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - TDC/Trauma, John Hagedorn, MD
  • ORSU-4025 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand/Upper Extremity, Daniel Torres, MD
  • ORSU-4026 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine, Jeremy Somerson, MD
  • ORSU-4027 - A/I in Orthopaedic Surgery - General Ortho/Ortho Trauma, Mark Foreman, MD
  • ORSU-4405 - Orthopaedics Clinic Only - Victory Lakes, David A. Yngve, MD

General Surgery Clerkship

MS3 students can rotate in Orthopaedic Surgery on the following services: Pedi, Foot & Ankle, Trauma, and Pelvis/Hip/Knee, Hand/Upper Extremity, Sports Medicine Knee/Shoulder and Genereral Orthopaedics.

Orthopaedic Rotation Orientation Syllabus

Please direct all inquiries to the School of Medicine/Enrollment Services (409) 772-1215

For more information on electives: SOM Elective Brochure

Visiting Medical Student Rotations in Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation encourages medical students from other U.S. institutions to participate in a visiting rotation. Students in their final year of medical school may apply to take an elective at UTMB through the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). Those electives include any of the orthopaedic surgery rotations listed above. General information, eligibility requirements, and documentation is available through the Office of Enrollment Services.

UTMB Medical Student Research Program

The UTMB Medical Student Research Program is for first year medical students that includes research under the supervision of a faculty member. Each student participates in a weekly 1 - hour seminar program and in the presentation of his/her research results a poster session at the conclusion of the program. Research projects can be from any discipline in the Medical Sciences and students receive elective credit for their participation. For this rotation, Form R is required.

The Orthopaedic Student Society

The Orthopaedic Student Society (OSS) allows interested students to learn more about the field of orthopaedics and build connections on campus. The goal of the OSS is is to hold informational meetings where faculty with various specializations, residents, and researchers come to address topics in orthopaedics.

Federal Work Study Program

UTMB medical and allied health students may qualify for college work study positions in various departments on campus. Students choose a department based on a written job description and interviews with department supervisors.