Orthopedic Surgery 2011-2012 Residency Brochure
Message from the Program Director
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center aims to excel in patient care, education, and research. The residency program is committed to a process of resident development in the pursuit of knowledge that leads to a path of lifelong learning. The orthopaedic faculty has developed a teaching program that includes a comprehensive basic science and clinical curriculum. All orthopaedic subspecialties are well represented within the Department.
Attending surgeons are based at the Army hospital and the University Medical Center of El Paso. Research is expected and encouraged. The program fully meets all requirements established by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Orthopaedic Residency Review Committee. The residency program allows sufficient latitude for independent maturation. Residents are expected to assume responsibility for their personal and professional development and to contribute to collegial growth.
You are invited to review our pamphlet of information and associated links in order to gain further insight into the educational and clinical services provided by our orthopaedic surgery residency program. You may contact us by email or call 915 742-2288 for more information
LTC Philip J. Belmont Jr, MD
Message from the Chief Resident
Welcome to the field of orthopaedic surgery. As you review residency-training options, we encourage you to consider our combined civilian/military program, which provides the unique opportunity to train at the University Medical Center of El Paso and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. We have an excellent group of 23 residents who continue to excel in all areas of residency. Our success in research and academics coupled with the excellent surgical training opportunities available at the only Level I trauma center for a 250-mile radius result in an unparalleled orthopaedic surgery residency program. While all military orthopaedic surgery residency programs will provide adequate training, I strongly believe we offer one of the most exceptional in military orthopaedic practice. We welcome you to take advantage of the opportunity to visit El Paso and experience our program for a week or two. We look forward to meeting you and sharing more about William Beaumont and your potential future in the Sun City.
CPT Brian R. Waterman, MD