Department of Surgery

Surgical Critical Care Fellowship Admissions




How to apply: Baylor College of Medicine is using SAFAS as our application portal, for Surgical Critical Care Fellowship 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
  • NRMP registration

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. Interviews in 2021 and 2022 were conducted virtually. Interviews are in will be conducted compliance with the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society recommendations and Baylor College of Medicine guidelines.

For 2023 Application Interview Session, there will be an update in January 2023 with the dates of interview sessions and more details.

Yearly interviews occur during July and August.

Applicants to both the adult and pediatric focuses will be invited for interviews. If you are applying for the pediatric focus, please email the academic coordinator through email at 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 Fellowship Program, please contact the academic coordinator at (713) 798-6078 or email