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Surgery Residency: Curriculum

 

PGY1

General Surgery A-Trauma          5 Blocks  Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery B-Breast/Endo   3 Blocks  Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery C-GI/SurgOnc    2 Blocks  Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery    1 Block   Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Orthopedic Surgery                     1 Block   Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Pediatric Surgery                        1 Block   Dell Children’s Medical Center

PGY2

General Surgery B-Breast/Endo   2 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery C-GI/SurgOnc   2 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
SICU                                          4 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Vascular                                     2 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas/                                                                            Seton Medical Center Austin
Robotics/Bariatrics                     2 Months    Seton Medical Center Williamson

PGY3

General Surgery A-Trauma         4 Months   Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery B-Breast/Endo  2 Months   Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery C-GI/SurgOnc   2 Months   Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Pediatric Surgery                       2 Months   Dell Children’s Medical Center
Vascular                                    1 Month     Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas                                                                            Seton Medical Center Austin
Transplant/CT/Thoracic            1 Month      Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas/Seton Medical Center Austin

PGY4

General Surgery C-GI/SurgOnc   2 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Surgical Oncology                      2 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of                                                                                        Texas/Seton Medical Center Austin
Elective                                      3 Months    TBD
Robotics/Bariatrics                     2 Months    Seton Medical Center Williamson
Endo/MIS                                   2 Months    Seton Medical Center Austin
Vascular                                     1 Month     Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of                                                                                       Texas/Seton Medical Center Austin
Transplant/CT/Thoracic             1 Month     Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of                                                                                       Texas/Seton Medical Center Austin

PGY5

General Surgery A-Trauma        4 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery B-Breast/Endo  4 Months   Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
General Surgery C-GI/SurgOnc  3 Months    Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Surgical Oncology                     1 Month     Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas                                                                             Seton Medical Center Austin

Conferences

Required Conferences
Trauma Conference: 1st, 3rd and 4th  Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 AM

Application and Selection Process

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which electronically transmits residency applications, letters of recommendations, Dean’s Letters, transcripts and other credentials from your medical school directly to all the program directors you select via the internet. Contact your Student Affairs Office for assistance in submitting an application.

After a thorough review by an application committee, an e-mail notification will be sent to applicants who will be invited to interview with our Program. Early application is encouraged. Deadline for receipt of your completed application is the first of December of each year. It is a requirement of our Surgery residency program to be ACLS certified, successful applicants will be required to obtain ACLS certification prior to orientation for the residency program. 

Prefered Qualifications

- Scores of 220 and above on each USMLE exam are preferred 
- No failures on each USMLE exam are preferred
- It is preferred that International residents have graduated within the last 5 years
- US clinical experience with no gaps in medical training for more than one year are preferred

There are no specific requirements regarding letters of recommendations, however, it is always best to choose people who have specifically mentored you or have a good idea of your capabilities, personality and skills . There are no requirements on personal statement topics.

Specific concerns for the General Surgery Program should be addressed to:

John Uecker, M.D., FACS
Associate Professor
Program Director, Surgery Residency Program
1313 Red River 
Austin, Texas 78701

For immediate assistance contact:
Heeral Patel, MBA
Sr. GME Program Coordinator
(512) 324-7392
hpatel@ascension.org