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Department of Surgery



Baylor College of Medicine requires that all applicants be in good standing to complete, or have completed, an approved ACGME or AOA residency in General Surgery by the time they are to enter the program. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted through SAFAS.

Applicants can apply to two different focus areas of the surgical critical care residency program - the adult focus and the pediatric focus. The adult focus spends eight months at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and four months at Ben Taub Hospital. The pediatric focus spends 10 months at Texas Children’s and two months at Ben Taub Hospital. Both, the adult and pediatric focus residents, will be board-eligible in surgical critical care at the end of their residency year.

For applicants interested in the pediatric focus, please email the academic coordinator at criticalcaretraining@bcm.edu when your application is submitted though SAFAS.




How to apply: Baylor College of Medicine is using SAFAS as our application portal, for Surgical Critical Care applications. Visit the SAFAS website and complete your application.

The following items are required:

  • Completed SAFAS Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Board scores
  • American Board of Surgery In-training (ABSITE) exams/scores

International Graduates


International graduates must meet the requirements established by the Graduate Medical Education Office at Baylor College of Medicine as set by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and Immigration Services. They will also need to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), for information regarding the process for students and graduates of foreign medical schools.

Baylor College of Medicine requires international medical graduates to meet the terms for an Institutional Permit, as outlined by the Texas Medical Board,, and have the documents necessary for a J-1 Visa.

Questions regarding international applicants can also be addressed though the International Services Office at Baylor College of Medicine.




The Surgical Critical Care Education Committee will review residency applications when complete through SAFAS. Applicants who are considered competitive for appointment will be invited for a personal interview, which is an important factor in the final selection. This will provide candidates an opportunity to visit the Texas Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine and learn more about the program. Applicants will meet with the Program Director, Dr. Jeremy Ward, as well as current faculty and residents. Before adjourning, a luncheon will be provided, at which time, the residents and staff address any questions.


Formal Interview Sessions


The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care Residency Program, will conduct two formal interview sessions. Dates for the 2021 application cycle are July 17, 2020 and July 31, 2020.


Applicants to both the adult and pediatric focuses will be invited for interviews. If you apply for the pediatric focus, please email the academic coordinator through email at criticalcaretraining@bcm.edu so that we may coordinate additional pediatric faculty for the interview session.

NRMP Numbers
Surgical Critical Care Adult Focus: 1716442F1
Surgical Critical Care Pediatric Focus: 1716442F0




For any questions regarding the Surgical Critical Care Residency Program, please contact the Academic Coordinator at (713) 798-6078 or email criticalcaretraining@bcm.edu.