How to Apply


To qualify for the Orthopedic Physician Assistant Fellowship program, eligible candidates must have: 

  • Graduated from a PA Program prior to matriculation into the program 
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or be eligible to sit for the PANCE  
  • PA license from the Texas Board of Medicine preferable. 

Application Requirements  

  • Completed career application with current Curriculum Vitae 
  • One-page personal statement focusing on why you are interested in the Orthopedic Physician Assistant Fellowship program    
  • One professional recommendation letter 

Class of 2022-2023 Application Timeline  

Length of program: 12 Months 
Program size: Up to 2 PA Fellows   
Program start date: March 2022 

Application Deadline: November 2021 
Interviews: November 2021 


Selected applicants will be invited for either an in-person or virtual interview based on evidence of adaptability, initiation, enthusiasm, personal aspirations, motivational fit, interpersonal skills, and a strong desire for further develop of their pediatric orthopedic skills and knowledge.  

Applicants will be notified regarding interviews no later than January 2022. Interviews will be conducted either in person or virtually in November 2021 and in January 2022. 


All candidates will be notified in writing of the admission committee’s decision  

Candidates who have been interviewed are notified of the admission committee's decision as early as 10 days following the final interview date in January, but no later than February 1. 

Candidates may confirm their place in the class by written acceptance sent directly to the Project Manager following admission notification.  

Candidates who have been interviewed and not offered a position in the program will be ranked on an alternate list. The highest ranked candidate on the alternate list would be notified if an identified candidate withdrew from the program prior to their start date.


Inquiries regarding admissions, application process, or structure of the program should be directed to:  

Jordan Rodriguez, Project Manager & Program Coordinator  
Texas Children’s Hospital, Department of Surgery  
Phone: 832-826-6294