The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery offers the first and only NRMP-recognized Global Surgery training program in the nation.
Seated in the one of the largest medical centers in the world and in what has been called the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country, Baylor has a history of training physicians to provide excellence in medical care across the globe. Home of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Texas Children’s Global Health Network at Texas Children’s Hospital, and numerous global health initiatives, the Texas Medical Center provides a natural stage for international health collaboration and advancement.
As a reflection of its commitment to both the Houston community and the international community, the Department of Surgery offers an innovative curriculum to train leaders in Academic Global Surgery.
The program incorporates a rigorous two-year global curriculum founded on broad-based surgical skills, international experience, and academic training. With an emphasis on both clinical training in a variety of medical fields and on cognitive and systems-based learning from regional experts and global organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), Baylor Global Surgery Track residents are poised to meet the needs of patients in the operating room and beyond. All residents graduate prepared to address the majority of the 44 essential surgeries as outlined by DCP-3 and to lead local, national, and international initiatives.
Each resident is encouraged to explore his or her specific passion within global surgery. The schedule is thus tailored uniquely to each resident’s interests and educational goals – with the resident trainee working with staff, faculty mentors and senior global surgery residents to develop their own unique global surgery curriculum!