All of our seven residency programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as well as by their respective Residency Review Committees, and have maintained full accreditation status each year. These programs accept highly competitive candidates, who matriculate to become leaders in surgery, both in academics and private practice.
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery General Surgery Residency Program has had a long and rich foundation with the history and legacy of our past leaders that our department continues to build and thrive into the next generation in training excellent surgeons and leaders.
Our General Surgery Residency program graduates are board-eligible through the American Board of Surgery averaging total 1,250 major surgical cases. Our residents train in the Texas Medical Center at top hospitals including the largest Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the country, one of the top ranked Texas Children’s Hospitals, and an elite Level 1 trauma center.
During the interview process, our general surgery residency program receives over 2,500 applications through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and invites about 80 applicants for one of our three interview sessions. We recruit highly competitive residents with excellent communication skills, professionalism, and have a solid passion and motivation for achieving their goal of being a future leader in surgery.
Our world-renowned faculty make it their mission to train outstanding surgeons, both in the operating room and in the classroom. Our program has a structured educational curriculum including simulation labs both animate and inanimate, expert lectures, break out discussion groups, and competency/research lectures to help increase resident medical knowledge, surgical skill sets, and prepare their American Board of Surgery certification.
We appreciate your interest in our program and encourage you to apply to our program through the ERAS and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) this year.
Please feel free to reach out to our education team if you have any questions and/or need additional information regarding our program and Houston by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.