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

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: 214-559-8430

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 Pediatric Psychology Department at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas is currently accepting applications for one (1) full-time pediatric psychology post-doctoral position that starts August 1, 2019 and ends July 31, 2020. Scottish Rite Hospital is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders such as dyslexia. The hospital is consistently ranked among the top 10 pediatric orthopedic hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
The Post-Doctoral Pediatric Psychology Fellowship trains candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in pediatric psychology who want to work in integrated care within a specialty hospital setting. The fellowship is designed for an applicant who has received internship training in pediatric or clinical child psychology. Fellows are provided with specialized learning experiences in consultation-liaison, outpatient assessment and therapy, and inpatient consultation as well as pre-surgical evaluation and preparing children and families for complicated surgeries. Specific patient populations include: children with acute, procedural and chronic pain; rare orthopedic conditions and syndromes; Spina Bifida, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and other neurological disorders; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and other pediatric rheumatoid conditions; and injuries and conditions that affect young and growing athletes in our sports medicine practice.
The fellow participates in a full range of didactic training experiences including a pediatric psychology seminar, orthopedic conference, post-operative rounds, hand conference, behavioral-developmental pediatrics journal club, team rounds, and the opportunity to attend at least one local, regional, or national conference. 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.
Graduation from an APA-accredited psychology doctoral program and completion of an APA-accredited pre-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.
General questions or inquiries can be directed to Teresa Collins-Jones, Ph.D. at 214-559-7666.
Application Deadline:  January 2, 2019
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. Clinical writing sample of no more than 5 pages that is de-identified and represents the applicant’s  professional writing ability; 
  5. Graduate transcript. 
Please send all materials with the exception of references in PDF format in one email to 

References may be sent separately to the same address or to:
Teresa L. Collins-Jones, PhD
Director of Training
Psychology Department - Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
Onsite interviews will be held on Monday, January 14th. We will follow the APPIC Uniform Notification Date of 2/25/19.