Fellowships & Graduate Programs

Scottish Rite for Children is a busy pediatric orthopedic center, and our fellows are valuable members of the patient care team. Our fellowship programs provide unique training opportunities in various departments including orthopedics, research and psychology. Learn more about our programs below. 

Fellowship & Residency Programs

The Dorothy & Bryant Edwards Fellowship in Orthopedics is a full clinical training program that supports fellows in mastering the skills they need to manage pediatric orthopedic and scoliosis problems. The program provides in-depth training in reconstructive pediatric orthopedics, trauma and infections.

Call: 214-559-7806
Email: donna.williams@tsrh.org

Fellows are frontline members of the patient care team at Scottish Rite for Children. In addition, they help manage pediatric fractures and acute orthopedic conditions at Children’s Healthâ„  Dallas, one of Texas’ only Level 1 pediatric trauma centers. Orthopedic fellows at Scottish Rite will have the opportunity to:
  • Work in an interactive environment that supports learning
  • Gain clinical and surgical competence in complex spine, hip and extremity problems
  • Care for a wide array of pediatric orthopedic conditions, including many rare or complex conditions
  • Learn from a diversity of opinions
In addition to clinical responsibilities, fellows perform independent clinical research appropriate for scientific meetings and for subsequent publication.

The fellowship is a one-year program that accommodates five orthopedic fellows. The fellowships begin on August 1 and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Residents in orthopedic surgery should apply in their postgraduate year 3 or 4. Others who have completed orthopedic training may also apply. If you are interested in applying for a position, you will need to register with San Francisco Match. All aspects of the application, interview and selection process are outlined on this website.

The fellowships were established to create a legacy of providing exceptional education for young physicians and are made possible by Dorothy and Bryant Edwards, who were Texas ranchers and longtime friends of Scottish Rite. The John and Ellen McStay International Fellowship Fund also provides funding for the fellowship.

To support one of our fellowship programs by making a donation, please contact our Development department at 214-559-7650. 

This ACGME-accredited Sports Medicine fellowship is designed to provide a full sports fellowship training and is offered through the UT Southwestern Medical Center with Scottish Rite for Children serving as the primary training site.

This fellowship is designed to meet the growing need for sports surgeons who also desire subspecialty training in the care of young and growing athletes. The program provides in-depth training for managing common to complex conditions, such as ACL injuries, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), patellar instability, meniscus, hip preservation, shoulder instability and more.

If you are interested in applying for a position, you will need to register with San Francisco Match. All aspects of the application, interview and selection process are outlined on that website.

Fellows are frontline members of the sports medicine care team at Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Frisco, Texas. In addition, they rotate with sports medicine surgeons at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and other adult colleagues for the full gamut of operative sports training. Additionally, the fellow assists in management of pediatric fractures and acute orthopedic conditions at Children’s Healthâ„  Dallas, one of Texas’ only Level 1 pediatric trauma centers. The Orthopedic Sports Medicine fellows at Scottish Rite will:
  • Work in a growing practice with an innovative and interactive environment that supports learning.
  • Gain clinical and surgical competence in caring for pediatric and adolescent fractures, musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
  • Treat and study a wide variety of pediatric musculoskeletal conditions, which include many rare or complex conditions such as hip preservation and OCD.
  • Learn about injury prevention and participate in projects in a sports-focused movement science lab nationally recognized or other sport-related initiatives.
In addition to clinical responsibilities, fellows perform independent clinical research appropriate for scientific meetings and for subsequent publication.

Fellowship Leadership Participants will have formal, didactic learning as well as mentorship from program directors and UT Southwestern Department of Orthopaedic Surgery faculty including pediatric orthopedic surgeons and pediatric sports physicians who practice at Scottish Rite for Children Sports Medicine.

The fellowship is a one-year program that accommodates one fellow. The fellowship begins on August 1 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Residents in orthopedic surgery should apply in their postgraduate year 3 or 4. Others who have completed orthopedic training may also apply.

All applicants must be board-eligible and qualify for a Texas medical license.

Established in 2013, the A.C. and Eleanor M. Garison Fellowship in Hand and Upper Limb Treatment extends the legacy of this loving couple by providing advanced educational opportunities for the next generation of hand surgeons. Scottish Rite Hospital is one of only five pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the world to offer a fellowship in pediatric hand and upper extremity treatment and has trained more than 100 hand fellows. 

Call: 214-559-7253
Email: selina.guerra@tsrh.org
John and Ellen McStay are longtime friends and supporters of the hospital. In 1991, they created the John and Ellen McStay Foreign Fellowship Fund to honor their friend, Dr. Tony Herring.
The fund supports training in pediatric orthopedics to an international fellow at Scottish Rite Hospital, bolstering the hospital’s commitment to global excellence in patient care, research and education and promoting a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, practicing and teaching pediatric orthopedics.
The L. Ray Lawson, M.D., International Pediatric Spine Fellowship was established in memory of our longtime friend, respected colleague and pioneer of the spine service at Scottish Rite Hospital, Dr. Ray Lawson. The fellowship is available to postgraduate surgeons who have completed an orthopedic residency. The fellowship provides the recipient the opportunity to pursue advanced study, in-depth training, management and research in spine deformity. 

The recipient of this fellowship will rotate with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon as a member of the team, observing in the operating room, participating in pre- and postoperative assessments and care of the surgical inpatients, as well as evaluation and assistance with the plan of care for the orthopedic outpatients. The fellow has the opportunity to participate in clinical research in conjunction with a faculty sponsor.
The Orthotics and Prosthetics Residency Program started in 1995. Graduates with master’s degrees in Orthotics and Prosthetics spend a year in one discipline of our NCOPE accredited residency program. We have two residency positions available each year - one in Orthotics and another in Prosthetics. These start in the beginning of January and last until the end of December. 

All residency applications must go through the OPRESCAS system. Residents wishing to complete both an Orthotics and Prosthetics residency at our facility, must apply to their second residency using the OPRESCAS system, along with all other applicants.

Orthotic and Prosthetic residents receive extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric and adolescent care. However, adult care experiences are limited. We do have an affiliate agreement to provide additional adult care experience, as needed. 

Learn more about the program from a former resident. 

Our certified orthotists cover eight scoliosis clinics weekly. The team also attends sub-specialty clinics in cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Together, with eight technicians (both O&P), the department provides approximately 3,500 orthoses annually. The Vorum CAD/CAM system is used, including an on-site carver, for our TLSO production. The majority of lower extremity orthoses are also made on site. As a teaching and research institution, there is ongoing research that residents are able to participate in. 

Learn more about the Orthotics department. 

Residency Director:
Kevin Felton, C.O., L.O., FAAOP

The Prosthetics department provides over 300 prostheses annually. The team staffs three interdisciplinary clinics each month and attends a monthly oncology conference at Children's Health. The department includes a diverse team of three certified prosthetists, nine certified prosthetists/orthotists and eight technicians (O&P) who are all accustomed to teaching and training.

Most fabrication is done on site, so residents have the opportunity to gain a good understanding of the techniques. The department treats patients who require prostheses of any level due to congenital limb deficiencies, trauma, disease or cancer, and provides both upper and lower limb care including conventional devices, sports prostheses, externally powered upper limb prostheses, activity-specific devices and microprocessor based technology. The team works closely with Physical and Occupational Therapy, Movement Science, Psychology, Orthopedics and Nursing in an interdisciplinary approach to pediatric prosthetic care.

Learn more about the Prosthetic department. 

Residency Director:
Wanda McFadden, C.P., L.P.
The Psychology department at Scottish Rite for Children is currently accepting applications for two full-time, 12-month pediatric psychology postdoctoral positions that start on August 26, 2024. The Pediatric Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship trains candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in pediatric psychology and want to work in integrated care within a specialty setting.

The fellowship is designed to prepare doctoral-level psychologists to practice in an inpatient or outpatient pediatric setting. The fellowship provides clinical and research training in pediatric psychology, including subjects such as adjustment to acute and chronic illnesses/injuries, surgery preparation and education, pain management, adjustment to long-term hospitalization and rehabilitation. Training is provided in hospital consultation/liaison, safety planning, pre-surgical evaluation and brief outpatient treatment. Specific patient populations include, but are not limited to, children with acute, procedural and chronic pain, rare orthopedic conditions, sport-related injuries, neurological disorders and rheumatological disorders.
The Psychology department at Scottish Rite is committed to evidence-based practices and the scientist-practitioner model. Therefore, the fellow will be offered opportunities to engage in collaborative research with fellowship supervisors and other staff.
Although Scottish Rite has a niche focus on orthopedic conditions, the skills acquired in pediatric psychology during this fellowship will generalize to working with other medically complicated youth. Prior experience working with children and adolescents who have orthopedic conditions is not required for this fellowship.

Pediatric Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship Booklet

The fellow participates in a full range of didactic training experiences, including a pediatric psychology seminar, an orthopedic conference and an experiential didactic rotation. Based on interest, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in faculty research projects. The fellow is also provided with protected time for licensure preparation and other administrative tasks.
Graduation from an APA-accredited psychology doctoral program and completion of an APA-accredited doctoral internship is required. Candidates from clinical, counseling and school psychology programs are welcome to apply.
Benefits include: Health and dental insurance, paid time off, access to an onsite gym and wellness classes, and other benefits. The position is funded through a market-competitive annual stipend. Relocation stipend is also available.

We will be offering virtual interviews only. The interview day will start with a general welcome, overview of the training program and introduction of staff. Next, individual interviews will be conducted by five or six members of the training staff. During the interview, applicants will be asked to respond to general questions related to their prior experience, training, safety planning, brief therapy, consultation/liaison skills and ethics. Applicants will be provided with time for questions. Additionally, an optional follow-up question and answer session can be scheduled with the training director following the last interview date if additional questions remain.
  • Applications due: January 2, 2024 – applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications earlier than the deadline.
  • Notification of interview by January 5, 2024. 
  • Interviews will take place January 9, 2024 or January 11, 2024.
Required Application Materials: 
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Three letters of reference (including one from internship supervisor)
  3. Cover letter that includes a statement of interest
  4. Graduate transcript
  5. Letter from your graduate program indicating that your degree will be conferred by August 2024
Scottish Rite for Children will use the APPA CAS Application for Psychology Postdoctoral Training to receive all of the required application materials. The program ID to apply to Scottish Rite for Children through the APPA CAS is 364426.

If you have any difficulties submitting your application materials, please contact Training Director Dr. Emily Gale at Emily.Gale@tsrh.org.
The fellowship will provide ample opportunity in a highly productive academic setting to participate in research and learn the skills necessary to become a successful musculoskeletal clinician researcher. The Fellow will work with a lead faculty mentor throughout the year and several project supervisors who are pediatric orthopedic faculty at Scottish Rite for Children. Each Fellow will be mentored closely by a group of attending surgeons in our program and will meet with the faculty weekly to ensure satisfactory supervision and mentorship. The Fellow will work as a crucial part of research teams in various Centers for Excellence at Scottish Rite for Children with the responsibilities listed below.

The Fellow will be responsible for a variety of research projects (six or more) designed to answer clinically relevant questions and address problems in the areas of pediatric orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, spine, hip and foot disorders. The Fellow will have the opportunity to learn about patient recruitment for various ongoing large prospective registries, formulate research hypotheses including identifying pertinent clinical variables, and critically evaluate the medical literature via attendance at several journal clubs and research related lectures throughout the year. The Fellow will learn basic statistical analyses by having the opportunity to consult with and work with a PhD-level statistician and learn data acquisition and management skills to maximize research efficiency. The Fellow will also gain clinical and operative experience in pediatric orthopedics.

Email ClinicalResearch@tsrh.org for more information.
The Clinical Orthopedic Research Assistant (CORA) program at Scottish Rite for Children provides clinical research experience and mentorship opportunities to recent college graduates interested in a career in medicine. CORA staff assist the clinical research team and our experts with tasks vital to the research process, including enrolling patients in research studies and collecting data. Throughout the year, CORA staff collaborate with the research team and our experts to conduct a research project of their own and may work with various departments and physicians in both orthopedic and non-orthopedic specialties.
The CORA Program is a paid program with a one-year contract. In some cases, CORA staff may remain in the program for a second year. The application for the 2024 - 2025 CORA Program will be posted in spring 2024.
Please email ClinicalResearch@tsrh.org for more information.
The SRC residency program is a 12-month program which leverages the unique attributes of a non-profit pediatric sports medicine hospital with a strong interprofessional emphasis. Residents will participate in on-field coverage, journal clubs, didactic lectures, surgical conferences, surgical observation and extensive clinical mentoring with a 100% athlete caseload featuring some of the most specialized pediatric orthopedic cases in the country. SRC’s state of the art facility will expose residents to advanced technologies and cutting-edge treatments to advance their knowledge throughout their career. Residents will have the opportunity to advance their understanding of and participate in novel research projects with our dedicated Movement Science department.

It is the mission of the Scottish Rite for Children Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program (SRCSPTR) to develop physical therapy clinicians that will positively impact the lives of children; and simultaneously progress the field of pediatric sports physical therapy through research, education, and leadership. 

For more information, please contact SportsPTResidency@tsrh.org.