Undergraduate Medical Education Programs
The Department of Surgery aims to inspire the next generation of surgeons by providing medical students with a balanced exposure to the surgical disciplines and a learning experience that meets core surgical competencies in both surgical knowledge and skills. Our faculty is actively involved in all educational aspects of our medical student programs, including clinical teaching in the operating room and at the bedside along with didactic teaching in the classroom and in the Simulation Lab. This year, our department will be hosting virtual meet and greet activities with medical students nationwide in order to familiarize interested residents in our post-graduate training programs. We also offer virtual visiting electives in which fourth-year medical students from Baylor and other schools can participate in senior year clinical rotations at any of our four primary affiliate hospitals. We closely align these efforts with our students’ interests and perspectives through our collaboration with Baylor’s Student Surgical Society, an organization that provides information and support for Baylor medical students interested in a career in surgery or a surgical subspecialty.
Graduate Medical Education Programs
General Surgery and Specialty Surgery Residency Programs
Each of our seven residency programs is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and by their respective Residency Review Committees. These residency programs accept highly competitive applicants from around the nation, and matriculate our graduates to leading academic programs and highly regarded private practices across the country each year. Our graduates in turn have repeatedly grown into leaders in their fields of interest, both in academics and in private practice. We are proud to be able to keep in close touch with our residents through our alumni society - the Michael E. DeBakey International Surgical Society - and continue to applaud our alumni successes.
- General Surgery Residency
- Surgical Critical Care Residency
- Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellowship
- Pediatric Surgery Residency
- Plastic Surgery Integrated Residency
- Thoracic Surgery Residency
- Vascular Surgery Residency
The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery also offers training through non-accredited fellowship programs, which are approved by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners. These programs provide further training to surgeons in their chosen fields of specialization. Fellows continue to achieve the goals of their respective programs each year, and to further contribute to the well-being of the communities they serve.
Continuing Medical Education
The department provides Continuing Medical Education (CME) hours for our weekly Surgery Grand Rounds and for our post-graduate conferences hosted throughout the year by of our divisions and sections working in collaboration with our department CME Office. Our Grand Rounds spotlight the scholarly expertise of renowned regional and national speakers on a diversity of topics ranging from professional development to the surgical sciences. These include four annual invited distinguished lectures and professorships, quarterly department journal clubs and clinical case presentations, and annual graduating chief resident presentations.