Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
The U.S. Army/Baylor University Orthopedic Physician Assistant Residency and Doctoral Program was created as a benchmark for postgraduate education of Physician Assistants working in Clinical Orthopedics. The program combines subspecialty rotations, didactic instruction, and clinical research to produce a Physician Assistant that is capable of providing an advanced level of care at all levels of medicine and covering multiple subspecialties within Orthopedic Surgery. The program is embedded as part of Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved orthopaedic residencies where the student receives training alongside 2nd and 3rd year orthopaedic surgical residents. The graduates of this program encompass the expertise to autonomously manage non-operative orthopaedic conditions and assist in surgical care and perioperative management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
The mission of the U.S. Army/Baylor University Orthopedic Physician Assistant Residency and doctoral program is to provide a formal academic environment that facilitates a consistent and competent Physician Assistant capable of providing subspecialty care to address the growing requirements of the Military Health System (MHS). This formal education supports the practice of evidence-based medicine and clinical research that directly benefits the MHS and the allied health professions.
The vision of the U.S. Army/Baylor University Orthopedic Physician Assistant Residency and doctoral program is to set the benchmark for post professional physician assistant education through the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in clinical orthopaedics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Our graduates, as leaders in allied health, will strive to consistently advance musculoskeletal care through professional development, education and scientific inquiry.