Baylor University Medical Center
General Surgery Residency
Residents training in the general surgery program rotate among Baylor University Medical Center, John Peter Smith Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, and Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Baylor University Medical Center manages an estimated 20 percent to 30 percent of all major trauma cases in Dallas and is a Level I Trauma Center.
John Peter Smith Hospital is a county-funded hospital that complements the community-based experience at Baylor. It offers residents additional training in general surgery, trauma, indigent care, and in high-volume elective surgery. The service is staffed by 13 full-time surgeons. John Peter Smith Hospital receives seriously injured patients from Tarrant County, all of which are distributed among the four general surgery services. At any given time, four senior residents and seven junior residents are on rotation at the hospital.
Baylor University Medical Center's affiliation with Children's Medical Center offers residents an experience in pediatric surgery. It includes diagnostic evaluation and surgical treatment for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. This nonprofit institution admits both indigent and private patients, functioning as the Dallas-area's university hospital for pediatrics-related disciplines. All patients admitted to Children's Medical Center are available for resident teaching, offering surgical residents exposure to such cases as congenital abnormalities and elective surgery. Children's Medical Center features 13 operating rooms and a 35-bed ICU under direct supervision of a pediatric intensivist and attending pediatric surgeons. The residents spend time in pediatric surgery clinics three days a week, and private attendings' offices weekly.
Parkland Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Baylor residents rotate to Parkland's large burn unit.
Presbyterian Hospital is also a not for profit hospital with 866 beds. Four general surgery residents rotate there each month. A large (14,000 sq. ft.) laparoscopic center is on campus. There is a large volume of hepatobiliary surgery.