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General Surgery Curriculum

During the five years spent in general surgery training at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, residents spend 44 months training in general surgery. Seventy percent of this time is on private services including at a children’s hospital and 35 percent at a county hospital. 

 

Post-Graduate Year-1 (PGY-1)

  • One month Surgical Intensive Care at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth
  • 10 months General Surgery (includes vascular surgery) (five months at Baylor University Medical Center; one month at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas; four months at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth)
  • One month in the Burn Unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital (categorical only)

 

Post-Graduate Year -2 (PGY-2)

  • 10 months General Surgery (five months at Baylor University Medical Center, four months at John Peter Smith Hospital, one month at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas)
  • One month in pediatric surgery at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth
  • One month in the surgical Intensive Care Unit at a Baylor Health Care System facility

 

Post-Graduate Year-3 (PGY-3)

  • One month in colon and rectal surgery
  • Nine months in general surgery (five to six months at Baylor University Medical Center, two months at John Peter Smith Hospital, one to two months at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas)
  • One month in transplant surgery
  • One month in vascular surgery

 

Post-Graduate Year-4 (PGY-4)

  • Seven months in general surgery (four months at Baylor University Medical Center, three months at John Peter Smith Hospital)
  • One month in cardiothoracic surgery
  • Two months in colon and rectal surgery
  • One month in pediatric surgery at Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • One month in transplant surgery

 

Post-Graduate Year 5 (PGY-5)

  • One year in general surgery (five to six months at Baylor University Medical Center, five to six months at John Peter Smith Hospital, one to two months at Presbyterian Hospital)

 

Rotations available for general surgery residents include:

  • Pediatric surgery
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Colon/rectal surgery
  • Surgical ICU
  • Liver and kidney transplantation
  • Burn unit
  • Vascular surgery

 

Elective rotations in general surgery usually last one month are available to senior students with the approval of their dean. On-campus housing is available for students on elective surgical assignments.

 

 

Academic Simulation Program

 

The BUMC Academic Surgery Simulation Program consists of three components: The Seeger Simulation Center; the Baylor Operative Skills Simulation (BOSS) lab (which is a functional bioskills lab), and Center for Evidence Based Simulation (which is the research and development arm of the program). The BOSS lab allows residents to train on wet models or cadaveric specimens.

 

In the Seeger Center, current simulation resources include:

  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Simulator
  • Endoscopic Simulator
  • Cardiovascular Access/Ultrasound
  • Breast and Thyroid Mass Exploration
  • Laparoscopy Trainer
  • Endovascular Simulator
  • Ultrasound Simulator
  • High-Tech Mannequin

 

Also, high-fidelity simulators, including an arthroscopic simulator for increasing training in upper endoscopy, ERCP, biopsies, colonoscopies, etc.

 

 

Surgical Education 

 

The Department of Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center has an active division of surgical education. This team provides educational support; instruction on teaching techniques; quality improvement conferences; research in the area of resident education; and encourages individual participation on the part of the resident.



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