ISSN 2380-2995 (Online)
ISSN 2380-2987 (Print)


Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD

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CORPT and the Sons of CORPT

James D. Heckman, MD

Department of Orthopaedics; Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Lebanon, NH, USA

Corresponding Author: James D. Heckman, MD
Department of Orthopaedics
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

DOI: 10.18600/toj.020204


The last quarter of the 20th century witnessed fortunate advances in orthopaedic surgery training in Texas. This was a result of establishing orthopaedic departments in the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, and University of Texas medical schools in San Antonio and Houston. Four robust orthopaedic surgery residency programs emerged, each led by dynamic chairs. An informal organization was created, known as the Chairmen of the Orthopaedic Residency Programs of Texas (CORPT). In this historical perspective, the impact of CORPT on orthopaedic surgery education in Texas is presented.

Level of Evidence: V; Expert opinions.

Keywords: Orthopaedic surgery; History; Texas.