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credit: Scott HolmesFaculty meet with Summer Surgery students to talk about their experience in the program.

For more program information visit our frequently asked questions page.

Registration for the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program begins Oct. 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m., Feb. 1 of each year. Applicant must be a currently enrolled, undergraduate, pre-medical, college student interested in pursuing a medical career. While there is no application fee, students must carefully follow the instructions below to ensure a completed application is submitted.

The application consists of online application and the required supplemental materials listed below. The completed application and additional materials must be received by the Feb. 1 deadline, after which all completed applications are reviewed. Applications will not be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those candidates selected to participate in the program will be notified via e-mail before the end of April 2017. Students who have not been accepted into the program will also receive an email notification.

Due to the high volume of applications, emails, and phone calls received, we are unable to verify receipt of applications and the required supplemental documents for an application. It will be the student’s responsibility to ensure that their application is complete with the required documents. Applications missing any required supplemental documents, by the deadline, will not be reviewed by committee.

Requirements

Please complete the application with all of the supplemental documents items listed below by electronic emails only to medstudentprogram@bcm.edu, not by mail. If you have any issues submitting the application, please email the Surgery Education Office at medstudentprogram@bcm.edu.

  • Completed application
  • Professional headshot photographs
  • College transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.)
  • Personal statement (one page/single spaced)
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application

How to Submit Documents

Documents must be submitted electronically with Feb. 1 deadline for completed application and supporting material.

  • Passport size photograph
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume/CV

How to Submit a Letter of Recommendation

Recommenders Those writings letters of recommendation (referees) must submit their letter of recommendation on your behalf by email attachment, not mail to medstudentprogram@bcm.edu.

Referee must input the following information when uploading a letter.

  • Applicant's name
  • Applicant's email address
  • Applicant's phone number

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, emails, and phone calls received, we are unable to verify receipt of applications and the required supplemental documents for an application. Applicants may contact your recommender to ensure that they have submitted your letter.

Housing and Stipends

At this time there is no stipend provided. After acceptances to the program are made, detailed housing information is provided. 

Baylor College of Medicine accepts qualified candidates of any race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability or age to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national and ethnic origin, disability or age in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.