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Physician Assistant Resident

Austin, Texas
Job Type
19 May 2023

The Orthopedic APP Residency is designed to provide post-graduate specialty training to APPs in the fields of acute orthopedic care, orthopedic surgery, non-operative sports medicine, regenerative medicine, and injury prevention.

Program Goals & Objectives

Our program mission is to provide APPs with the clinical and surgical skillsets to practice efficient, effective, ethical orthopedic care in clinical and surgical settings with the highest levels of competence and compassion.

The goals of the residency are to develop and master the science and art of clinical & surgical orthopedics through robust clinical, didactic, and professional training. Topics and skills covered include, but are not limited to:

Fracture Reduction and stabilization
Radiographic Interpretation
Soft tissue injury evaluation
Surgical Anatomy
Surgical First Assist
Splinting and Casting
Joint injections and aspirations
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Use
Regenerative Medicine
Clinical evaluation and treatment of both acute and chronic orthopedic pathology
Practice building / Professional Development / Practice and Treatment Ethics
Clinical Leadership


The curriculum is divided into three pillars: Academics, Clinical Skills, and Professional Development & Leadership. The didactic portion of the program follows a curriculum similar to first year (PGY-1) physician orthopedic surgery residents and uses a blended model of the Orthobullets orthopedic residency curriculum and topics from the curriculum/exam for the Orthopedic Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) for PAs. Residents will participate in outpatient clinics, first-assist in the operating room, gain exposure to radiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, & pediatric orthopedics. Experiences include, but are not limited to sports medicine, arthroplasty, upper extremity, orthobiologics, spine, hand, & pediatrics. An in-depth orientation is provided to give residents the foundational skills necessary to excel in the academic and clinical curriculums.

Ideal Candidate

The Direct Orthopedic Care Orthopedic APP Residency Program is seeking highly energetic physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are passionate about orthopedics and looking to improve their clinical skills in addition their knowledge on how to build a successful nonoperative orthopedic surgical practice. While this opportunity will allow ample exposure to the operating room, first assisting, and perioperative care of orthopedic patients, the primary focus will be on nonoperative/clinical orthopedics.


Our program accepts applications on a rolling-basis and starts multiple cohorts each year. An interview will be awarded based on evaluation of the applicants CV, educational transcripts, personal statements, and letters of recommendation. PA residents who are accepted must apply for a Texas License.


Graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program
NCCPA certified (may apply and interview if eligible)
Transcripts from physician assistant program
2 letters of recommendation
Current CV
Personal Statement
Texas PA license (or pending application)

Program Benefits

Salaried role during residency
Sign on bonus available for those selected to continue as providers with DOC at the end of the residency program.
Health insurance, dental, vision, 401K, PTO (2weeks).
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  • Job Reference: 1010171556-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Direct Orthopedic Care
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent