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Department of Surgery

Admissions and Benefits


Application Information



Eligible applicants must be postdoctoral candidates who are M.D.s in their second year of surgical residency and Ph.D. postdoctoral fellows, all with a strong interest in cardiovascular research. Surgery resident applicants must be willing to delay the completion of their clinical training for two years.

Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.

Presently, priority is given to applicants from surgical residency programs at Baylor College of Medicine, and postgraduate programs at Baylor, Rice University, and the University of Houston. However, interested applications from other institutions may apply to the program.

How to Apply

For further instructions, interested applicants should send an inquiry to Barbara W. Trautner, M.D., Ph.D. trautner@bcm.edu


T32 Application Instructions


Applicants are encouraged to work with their proposed mentor on the research and career plan as detailed.

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Letter of Intent


Surgery T32 Training Program Letter of Intent

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Trainee stipends are fixed by the National Institutes of Health and vary depending on the number of years of experience following doctoral degree. Supplemental funds are available to ensure compensation equitable to clinical training stipends at Baylor College of Medicine-affiliated hospitals. Trainees are eligible for health insurance, tuition support, and some travel money when appropriate for advancing the training experience.