The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine offers dynamic educational programs for undergraduates, medical students, residents, and fellows that are built upon a strong foundation of outstanding surgeons, leaders, and educators. The educational programs for trainees of the department are founded on Dr. DeBakey's legacy of supporting meaningful inquiry and experience in medicine and surgery.

2018 DeBakey Summer Surgery Students (320x240)
credit: Scott Holmes2018 DeBakey Summer Surgery Students

On an annual basis the department sponsors an eight-week Summer Surgery Student Program for pre-medical students. The Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program encourages the development and interest of well-qualified undergraduate students who are considering a medically oriented career.

Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program

Undergraduate Medical Education Programs

The mission of the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery is to inspire the next generation of surgeons by providing medical students with a balanced exposure and experience that meets core surgical competencies in both knowledge and skills. The faculty is actively involved in all educational aspects of our medical student programs, including an eight-week core surgery clerkship rotation for third-year medical students as well as surgery electives in which fourth-year medical students from Baylor and other schools participate. The department also supports the Baylor Student Surgical Society, an organization which provides information and support for Baylor medical students interested in a career in surgery or a surgical subspecialty.