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The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Surgery program is a five year, categorical general surgery program that offers three categorical and three preliminary positions through the National Residency Matching Program. Our faculty is committed to providing our residents with the expertise needed to foster mastery of all surgical elements. Our goal is to provide a transformative educational experience to surgery residents that will shape their practice and delivery of healthcare through a deeper understanding of value based, patient-centered healthcare delivery for the management of a variety of surgical diseases. Upon completion of the program, we ensure all graduates leave fully prepared to enter community practices, ready for the world of academia, or pursue competitive  fellowships.

A welcome note from Dr. John Uecker, Program Director 

Welcome to the website of The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School General Surgery Residency Program. Thank you for your interest to learn more about our residency program. Our five year, categorical general surgery program began July 2009 and our three preliminary positions began in 2017. Our program is based primarily at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas - our new state of the art teaching hospital. Additionally, there are multiple rotations at the Seton Medical Center, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Seton Williamson County. 

We are excited to introduce a new opportunity to our incoming residents: Care Transformation through Innovation, Leadership & Discovery Tracts. These tracts will allow select individuals to pursue a project involved in health care re-design and public health. Dedicated time will be incorporated into the curriculum for these individuals which will facilitate design and completion of their project within the 5-year residency. This could include completing course work at the University of Texas School of Public Health as well as other schools within the University of Texas. This unique curriculum will enable participants to promote key missions of the new medical school: health care re-design and promotion of value based health care.

Welcome from Dr. Rhett Long, Chief Administrative Resident

Thank you for visiting our website.  We are excited about the upcoming interview season and appreciate your interest in our surgery residency.  Following our recent move from University Medical Center Brackenridge to the new Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, we have implemented a lot of positive changes to our program.  We have a robust trauma and acute care surgery service, an excellent general and robotic surgery service, and a surgical oncology service that includes exposure to breast, endocrine, melanoma and hepatobiliary surgery.  During your five years, you will also rotate through pediatric surgery, bariatric surgery, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery, burns and critical care.

Regardless of your interests, we have a proven track record of matching our residents into the fellowship of their choice, including vascular, trauma/critical care, minimally invasive, colorectal, and endocrine surgery.  We have also had many graduates who go directly into private practice and have the case volume during their residency to feel comfortable practicing general and acute care surgery.

Over the past eight years, we have grown and evolved as a residency to become one of the preeminent surgery programs in Texas.  Having the opportunity to train in Austin, one of the greatest cities in the country is one of the many added benefits. 

We are very proud of what we have built here in a short time at the University of Texas at Austin.  If you are seeking a program that has strong mentorship, early operative exposure, and values close relationships among the faculty and residents then this will be a good fit for you.

We look forward to reviewing your application.