Curriculum Overview

Traditional Track (NRMP# 1716440C0)

Research Track (NRMP#1716440C1)

Global Surgery Track 
(NRMP#1716440C2)

Clinical PGY-1

Clinical PGY-1

Clinical PGY-1

Clinical PGY-2

Clinical PGY-2

Clinical PGY-2

Clinical PGY-3

Research

GS-1 Fellow

Clinical PGY-4

Research

Clinical PGY-3

Clinical PGY-5

Clinical PGY-3

Clinical PGY-4


Clinical PGY-4

Clinical PGY-4


Clinical PGY-5

GS-2 Fellow

Curriculum Details

The Global Surgery Track (NRMP#1716440C2) incorporates two years of training to not only build an excellent general surgery foundation but also confer a rural and international medicine perspective, develop surgical skills in multiple specialties beyond general surgery, and allow time for extensive research and advocacy work. Baylor’s unique schedule splits the global surgery fellowship into two separate years. The first GS-1 year follows the clinical PGY-2 year, serving to introduce the fellow to global surgery issues and clinical skills necessary in resource-limited environments. The second GS-2 year follows the clinical fifth year. As a board-eligible surgeon, the senior fellow will both mentor junior fellows and provide much needed surgical care in rural and international settings.

Designed to prepare surgeons to skillfully face emergent scenarios in resource-limited environments, fellows complete diverse rotations throughout their two years of training. Below is a list of such rotations as selected by current and former fellows:

• Baylor College of Medicine: National School of Tropical Medicine (Houston, Texas)
  ○ Tropical Surgery, Obstetrics, and Gynecology Skills Course
  ○ Tropical Medicine Course

• Burn Surgery
  ○ Galveston, Texas
  ○ San Antonio, Texas 

• International Surgery
  ○ Cuenca, Ecuador
  ○ Menouf, Egypt
  ○ Chichicastenango, Guatemala
  ○ Lilongwe, Malawi
  ○ Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  ○ Sengerema, Tanzania
  ○ Da Nang, Vietnam

• Obstetrics and Gynecology
  ○ Houston, Texas
  ○ Lilongwe, Malawi

• Orthopedic Surgery (Houston, Texas)
• Otolaryngology (Houston, Texas)
• Pediatric Surgery (Columbus, Ohio)
• Point-of-care and Procedural Ultrasound (Houston, Texas)
• Research
• Urology (Houston, Texas)
• World Health Organization Internship (Geneva, Switzerland)

Both years include training within the Texas Medical Center, in rural Texas, and internationally. International site locations are tailored to the interests of the fellow.

Wednesdays throughout the year are reserved for research and didactics. While rotating locally, fellows participate in an extensive Global Surgery didactic schedule. Examples of Global Surgery didactic modules include the establishment of a field hospital, approach to natural disasters, cultural considerations to medical care, and economic evaluation of volunteerism.

In addition, fellows may choose to complete either a Master's in Public Health at The University of Texas School of Public Health, the Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine or the Diploma Course in Tropical Surgery from the National School of Tropical Medicine.