Baylor College of Medicine offers one of the best general surgery residency programs in the country. This five-year program now accepts nine categorical first-year residents, with nine chief graduating beginning in 2022.
The general surgery residency program also provides basic surgical training to preliminary residents in the sub-specialties of neurosurgery, otolaryngology, urology, and plastic surgery. Residents are exposed to an extraordinarily range of clinical opportunities during their rotations at two public hospitals (Ben Taub Hospital and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center) and four private hospitals (Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado).
The program provides a well-rounded experience for the general surgery resident. Considerable experience is gained in the management of all areas of general surgery, including abdomen, alimentary tract, breast, head and neck, vascular system, endocrine, trauma, and critical care. Experience is also provided in pediatric surgery, endoscopy, cardiothoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, transplantation, and the surgical sub-specialties.
Upon completion of the program, Baylor residents are among the most experienced in the country and fully qualified to be examined by the American Board of Surgery. The program maintains a high success rate for board certification.