The Transition: Medical School to Residency

Presented by Stryker


Thank you to the 60-plus medical school students and nine orthopaedic residency program directors for participating. TOA will repeat the event on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Omni Frisco PGA Resort during TOA’s 2024 Annual Conference.

Join Texas orthopaedic program directors to learn more about a future in an orthopaedic residency program on the morning of Saturday, April 15, 2023, in at the Hotel St. Anthony in San Antonio during TOA’s 2023 Annual Conference.

The program is designed for medical school students who attend Texas medical schools that do not feature an orthopaedic residency program.


Due to space constraints, the Saturday morning program is limited to second- and third-year medical school students who are currently attend medical schools in Texas.

Registration closed on April 4. Contact Bobby Hillert for details.


Click here to view the agenda.

Click here to view the agenda, which will be available at TOA’s registration desk.

What to Expect

Your name badge and a copy of the program agenda will be available beginning on Saturday morning (April 15) at 7:15 a.m. TOA’s registration table will be in the hotel’s lobby and easy to find with TOA’s pop up banner.

Breakfast is available from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the Peraux Ballroom. (Seating is in the Anacacho Ballroom.

The medical school program will be held in the Cavalier Ballroom on the hotel’s second floor. Stairs can be found next to the hotel check-in.

Event parking at the hotel is $24 for valet or $24 for the hotel’s self-parking, which can be found at the end of the park. Self-parking garages can be found around downtown San Antonio.

Program Faculty

Anthony “AJ” Johnson, MD – Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Texas Dell Medical School

Christopher H. Perkins, MD – Baylor College of Medicine

Rajiv R. Rajani, MD – Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso Department of Orthopaedics

Ryan A. Rose, MD – UT Health San Antonio Department of Orthopaedics

Drew T. Sanders, MD – UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics

Matthew R. Schmitz, MD – San Antonio Military Medical Center Department of Orthopaedics

Mark A. Foreman, MD – UTMB

J. Speight Grimes, MD – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Orthopaedics, Lubbock