Database for Residents

UTHSCSA Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Database
Important note: Before you attempt to login to the Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Database, you must be authorized to have access to the server (FS2). If you know you are not authorized or after attempting the procedure below you are denied access, please check with Teri Hill ( or Jerry McCarty( to confirm that you are authorized or to set up an account for you.

Instructions for Logging in from a UTHSCSA Computer

  • Go to Computer or in the "Search window" after clicking the Start button
  • Then type \\CFS\Links into the navigator bar (box labelled “address” at the top)or the Search Window (box labelled “Search programs and files” in shaded text
  • Then select the following folders in sequence:
    1. Ortho
    2. General
    3. Projects
    4. Residents
    5. Ortho Website Lecture Project

Instructions for creating and logging in via desktop icon from a UTHSCSA Windows Computer

  • Go to the Start button and in the “Search window”
  • Type in the following: \\cfs\links\Ortho\General\Projects\Residents in the box
  • Click "OK"
  • Click on the directory "Ortho Website Lecture Project" to highlight it.
  • Then click on "File" in the top left corner of the window. Select "Create shortcut"
  • Create a small window by clicking the middle box in the top right corner. This will expose the underlying desktop.
  • Grab the shortcut in the window (highlight the directory and hold down the left mouse button) and drag the shortcut to the desktop.
  • From this point on, you should be able to click on the short cut and access the Resident Database.

Instructions for logging in from a home computer
To access the database from your home computer, you must sign in to the VPN web page.

To login from your home computer:

  • First, go to the following IMS web page to download Global Protect VPN software UTHSCSA VPN web page. (You can download the Global Protect software while on a UTHSCSA wired or wireless network.) You will be need to enter your username and password in the Global Protect Settings tab. These are the same as for your access to the Network domain (this is the username and password you use to access your UTHSCSA e-mail account for Outlook). The Portal entry should read "" (minus the quotes). 
  • Once you have signed in to the VPN web page, you will see a "globe" icon without a red x over the globe in the system tray (lower right part of the desktop). 
  • After confirming the VPN connection has been made, you can access the UTHSCSA home page and navigate just as if you were on a computer on the HSC campus (this includes library searches, placing orders on the intranet, as well as CFS access). To access the CFS server, follow the steps listed above for use on a UTHSCSA computer.  You also need to download DuoMobile app on your phone or tablet to provide a dual authentication to access campus servers.  Information regarding 2 factor authentication can be found here.  Contact the IMS Service Desk (567-7777 Option 1) for assistance.

Instructions for logging in from a laptop computer on campus:
To login from a laptop computer you only need to connect to the wireless network called HSCwave using your domain username and password, since VPN is built into this wireless network. If you have problems connecting, contact the IMS Service Desk (567-7777 Option 1) for assistance on communicating with the University network via the wireless connection.