The SAUSHEC Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program accepts applications for PGY-1 residency positions through the MODS application system. Six PGY-1 positions are available each year-3 Air Force and 3 Army. The JSGMESB (Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board) application opens late May and closes in October (check MODS for exact application dates). Interviews have been held during visiting rotations, by phone and en masse in mid-October.  

How to Apply

A complete MODS application must include the following:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation; AOA/CORD Standard LOR recommended

  • Personal Statement (*See AF specific guidelines on website)

  • Dean Letter/MSPE

  • Medical School Transcript

  • USMLE/COMLEX official transcript (filled out by school official)

  • GME Weight Statement* (filled out and signed by medical representative, AF only)

  • Statement of understanding* (AF only)


One month orthopaedic rotations are offered for 4th year medical students interested in applying for orthopedic residency. It is recommended to complete a rotation at programs of interest. 

To set up a rotation at SAUSHEC, the following must be completed:

  • Send an application starting 9 months prior to desired rotation start date

  • Send up to date immunization records

  • Further detailed information will be sent upon acceptance to complete a rotation 

*The blank forms required for the Air Force MODS application can be found at

Funding provided by the San Antonio Military Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Association.


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Towson, MD 21204

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