Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Admissions

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Fellowship Application Information

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Please register and complete a formal hand fellowship application through the ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) application portal. Submit all accommodating documentation as required by the ASSH through the application portal. Only completed applications are reviewed by the fellowship program director and review committee.

The deadline is Dec. 15.

For any questions, contact the Academic Office at (713) 986-7396 or desig@bcm.edu.

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Requirements include:

  • M.D. degree
  • Graduation from an approved Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Plastic Surgery Residency Program, or General Surgery Residency Program
  • Completed fellowship application
  • Letter of reference from the Residency Program Director
  • A Texas Medical License and CPR certification.
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Required Documents

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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 Baylor application, including a passport-sized photograph
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • 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 Medical School Performance Evaluation
  • Notarized transcript
  • Notarized diploma
  • USMLE transcript (step 1, step 2, and step 3)
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International Applicants

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This fellowship program only accepts J-1 visa sponsorship. Documents required of international applicants include: USMLE test results (steps I, II, and III), ECFMG Certificate (see details below), TOEFL or ECFMG English exam results, FLEX (if taken), a Dean's Certification Form (a BCM form), a 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." Also required is a 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. " Other additional required documents include a 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," a 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" and a Visa questionnaire—all completed applications are reviewed.

Once the applicant's 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 several members of the section

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Additional Information Regarding Admissions

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For any additional questions regarding admissions to the Hand Surgery fellowship program, please contact the Orthopedic Academic Office by email at desig@bcm.edu.