For a current list of required documents, please contact the Academic Office at (713) 986-7390 or desig@bcm.edu

Requirements include:

  • M.D. degree
  • Graduate from an approved Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program
  • Completed Fellowship Application Packet
  • Letter of reference from the residency program director
  • A Texas Medical License
  • CPR (ACLS or ATLS) certification.

Application Information

Apply to this fellowship through the San Francisco Matching program. Universal or other application forms are not accepted.

Only completed applications through the SF Match are reviewed by the fellowship program director. The deadline is Dec. 31. All applicants are requested to submit an e-mail address and a valid overnight address with a telephone number and a fax number.

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted for consideration for an orthopedic fellowship position

Note: All notarized documents must contain the statement notarized as a true copy of an original document

  • Completed SF Match application, including a passport-sized photograph
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Four letters of recommendation, of which one must be from the dean of students at your medical college or a copy of the MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  • Notarized medical school transcript
  • Notarized medical school diploma
  • USMLE transcript (steps I and II)

International Applicants

This fellowship program only accepts J-1 visa sponsorships for consideration.

  • USMLE test results (steps I and II)
  • TOEFL or ECFMG English exam results
  • FLEX (if taken)
  • Dean's Certification Form (a BCM form)
  • Medical diploma and English translation reduced to an 8 ½-inch by 11-inch page notarized on the front of each page and containing the statement "notarized as a true copy of an original document"
  • Transcript and English translation reduced to an 8 ½-inch by 11-inch page notarized on the front of each page and containing the statement "notarized as a true copy of an original document"
  • Mark sheet & English translation reduced to an 8 ½-inch by 11-inch page notarized on the front of each page and containing the statement "notarized as a true copy of an original document"
  • Valid ECFMG certificate and page notarized on the front of each page and containing the statement "notarized as a true copy of an original document"
  • Visa questionnaire—all completed applications are reviewed.

Additional documents required of international applicants include:

Interview Process

Once the applicant's San Francisco Match Application file is complete, the fellowship selection committee reviews it. If the committee feels the applicant is competitive for our program, the applicant will be invited to a formal interview. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery conducts interview sessions by appointment only. Each applicant is interviewed by all members of the section. A certified final rank list is submitted to the San Francisco Match before the match deadline by the program director. Match result notifications are distributed on the designated match day through the SF Match. All potential applicants are required to register with the SF Match to be considered.

For any additional questions, please contact the Orthopedic Academic Office by email at desig@bcm.edu. Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program.