Baylor College of Medicine requires that all applicants are in good standing to complete, or have completed, an approved ACGME or AOA residency in General Surgery by the time they are to enter the program. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted through SAFAS. 

Applicants can apply to two different focus areas of the surgical critical care residency program, the adult focus and the pediatric focus. The adult focus spends three months at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, three months at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, three and a half months at Ben Taub Hospital, and two weeks at Texas Children’s Hospital, with an additional two months of elective time. The pediatric focus spends 10 months at Texas Children’s and two months at Ben Taub. Both the adult and pediatric focus residents will be board-eligible in surgical critical care at the end of their residency year.

For applicants interested in the pediatric focus, please email the academic coordinator at when your application is submitted though SAFAS. 


How to apply: Baylor College of Medicine is using SAFAS as our application portal. Please visit the SAFAS website and complete your application.

The following items are required:       

  • Completed SAFAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Board scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams/scores
  • International Graduates

International Graduates

International graduates must meet the requirements established by the Graduate Medical Education Office at Baylor College of Medicine as set by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the Immigration Services. They will also need to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), for information regarding the paperwork process for students and graduates of foreign medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine requires international medical graduates to meet the terms for an Institutional Permit, as outlined by the Texas Medical Board, and have the documents necessary for a J-1 Visa.

Any additional questions regarding international applicants can also be addressed though the International Services Office at Baylor College of Medicine.


The Surgical Critical Care Education Committee will review residency applications when complete through SAFAS. Applicants who are considered competitive for appointment will be invited for a personal interview, which is an important factor in the final selection. This will provide candidates an opportunity to visit the Texas Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine and learn more about the program. Applicants will meet with Dr. S. Rob Todd, Faculty and current residents. Before adjourning, a luncheon is served, at which the residents and staff address any questions.

Formal Interview Sessions

The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care Residency Program, will conduct two formal interview sessions. Dates will be set for the 2019 application cycle in late Spring 2019.

Applicants to both the adult and pediatric focus will be invited for interviews.  If you apply for the pediatric focus, please email the academic coordinator know though email at so that we may coordinate additional pediatric faculty for the interview session.

NRMP Numbers

Surgical Critical Care: 1716442F1
Surgical Critical Care Pediatric Focus: 1716442F0


For any questions regarding the Surgical Critical Care Residency Program, please contact the Academic Coordinator at (713) 798-6078 or email