Department of Surgery

Department of Surgery Training Programs


The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine offers robust 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 were founded on Dr. DeBakey's legacy of supporting meaningful inquiry and experience in medicine and surgery.

ACGME Approved Residencies and Fellowships

TMB (Non-ACGME approved) Fellowships


Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program

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2018 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. Learn more about the Summer Surgery Program.


Undergraduate Medical Education Programs


The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery strives 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 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 that provides information and support for Baylor medical students interested in a career in surgery or a surgical subspecialty.

Learn more about the Surgery Sub-Internship / Elective Programs.