From clinical outcomes research to animal model studies, WBAMC has established itself as a robust center for innovative musculoskeletal research relevant to a contemporary orthopaedic practice and its military patient population. WBAMC has an outstanding Biomedical Research facility with a fully ACLAM accredited animal lab and bench laboratory space available for resident use. As a combined program with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the Biomedical Engineering Department at University of Texas-El Paso, WBAMC boasts tremendous resources that are available for almost any research endeavor.
The Department of Clinical Investigations assists residents with preparation of protocols for the Institutional Review Board, in obtaining funding for research projects, statistical support, and in preparation of the findings for publication/presentation.
The Clinical Audio-Visual Department has graphic artists and photographers who gladly help with poster presentation, manuscript submission, or PowerPoint presentations. It has the capability of producing artistic renditions as well as computer graphics.
Every resident is required to participate in at least two research projects that result in publication in a peer-reviewed journal and presentation at a national conference prior to graduation.