How to Apply

For more information about the Transplantation Surgery Fellowship program or to request an application, please contact:

Richard Ruiz, MD, FACS

(214) 820-2050  

Richard.Ruiz@BaylorHealth.edu                 

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How To Apply

The Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship program with Baylor Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas is a two-year program, approved by the ASTS to train one fellow per year in liver and kidney transplantation.

 

All United States and foreign medical school graduates must have completed a surgical residency and be Board eligible prior to beginning the fellowship. All applicants also must have completed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2 and 3. Foreign medical school graduates also require an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) certificate and a J1 Visa or Green Card upon starting the Fellowship program.

 

Everyone who is accepted into a residency or fellowship program at Baylor Health Care System is required to successfully complete a background review and initial drug screening, which includes testing for the use of nicotine products. Effective Jan, 1, 2012, Baylor Health Care System and its affiliated entities will not hire individuals who test positive for the use of any nicotine products.

 

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointments to either Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited or Texas Medical Board (TMB) or Americans Dental Association (ADA)-approved programs:

 

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada (International Medical Graduates - IMGs) who meet the following qualifications:
  • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment.
  • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are training.
  • Possess a Green card or procure a J-1 visa. 
  • H1B visas are not sponsored by BUMC for Housestaff training; Baylor sponsors only J-1 visas for housestaff training. 
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the (LCME) who are not United States citizens who meet the following qualifications:
      • Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a US licensing jurisdiction in which they are training.
      • Possess a Green card or procure a J-1 visa. 
        H1B visas are not sponsored by BUMC for Housestaff training. Baylor sponsors only J-1 visas for housestaff training.

       

      For more information about the Transplantation Surgery Fellowship program, or to request an application, please contact:

       

      Richard Ruiz, MD, FACS

      Program Director, Fellowship Program

      T 214.820.2050

      F 214.818.6491

      Richard.Ruiz@BaylorHealth.edu

       

      Angie Snorgrass

      Fellowship Coordinator, Abdominal Transplantation Surgery Fellowship

      214.820.3786

      Angela.Snorgrass@BSWHealth.org 

       



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