Members of the fellowship program pose in front of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children sign

Fellowships & Graduate Programs

Scottish Rite Hospital 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. 

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

Fellowship Programs

Our Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis is a full clinical fellowship 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: 214-559-8430

Fellows are frontline members of the patient care team at Scottish Rite Hospital. In addition, they help manage pediatric fractures and acute orthopedic conditions at Children’s Health℠ Dallas, one of Texas’ only Level 1 pediatric trauma centers. Orthopedic fellows at Scottish Rite Hospital 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 hospital friends. The John and Ellen McStay International Fellowship Fund also provides funding for the fellowship.

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: 214-559-7842
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 Psychology department assists children and their families in coping with congenital and acquired orthopedic, neurologic, rheumatologic and related conditions. We invite applicants for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology, combining clinical, educational and research activities. 

The psychology fellowship offers advanced clinical training in the following areas:
  • Outpatient assessment, presurgical evaluations and brief psychotherapy/intervention to children and families with chronic medical conditions
  • Consultation/liaison as part of interdisciplinary ambulatory care clinics
  • Inpatient consultation and treatment including adjustment to chronic medical conditions; surgery preparation and education, pain management, long-term hospitalization; and recovery/rehabilitation
  • Medical rounds, conferences and other didactic opportunities
  • Research
Applicants should have a doctorate from an APA-accredited program and APA-accredited internship experience with a focus on pediatric evidence-based interventions. Experience in a hospital setting is preferred. Salary and benefits are competitive. Dedicated time for licensure preparation is also included. Expected start date is week of August 28, 2017. 

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to the Psychology department (electronic submission preferred): 

Psychology Department
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219