DeBakey Summer Surgery Program
The program is scheduled to begin in the middle of June and continue through the first week of August with exact dates to be determined. Students selected for the eight-week program are assigned a Surgery faculty mentor who they work closely with during the program. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work with faculty, surgical residents, medical students, and nurses in our various teaching hospitals. During the eight weeks, students become familiar with the hospital environment, the operating room, and the lifestyle of a surgeon. They are expected to become an integral part of their surgical teams by participating in rounds, surgery, and conferences.
The faculty members practice General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Vascular Surgery, or Cardiothoracic Surgery. The students begin each day with early morning rounds, usually beginning around 6:00am. Most mornings will be spent in the operating room, with clinic and/or conferences in the afternoon.
Unfortunately participants in the program are responsible for finding and funding their own housing. When you are accepted into the program, we provide you with a list of temporary housing in and around the Medical Center to help with your search.
Applications to the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program will be accepted from October 1st - middle of January annually. As long as a student is a current undergraduate college student, that student is eligible to apply to the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Program. The application consists of a one-page application and the supplemental materials listed below. The completed application and additional materials must be received by the January 17th deadline. The Committee will review each completed file and those selected will be notified by mail before the end of April 30th. No application is reviewed until after the deadline.
Please print the attached application. If you have problems printing this application, please e-mail the Surgery Education Office at email@example.com with your mailing address to receive an application by mail.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 3, 2011 AND RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE OF JANUARY 17, 2011. The reason we ask that the applications be postmarked by the 3rd of January is that once mail comes to Baylor, it can sometimes take a while to actually make it up to the Surgery Education Office. That being said, the official deadline is January 17th.
At this time we are unable to provide any sort of stipend to help defray living expenses. After the applicants are selected, housing information will be sent to the participants to assist them in finding their own housing. Unfortunately participants in the program are responsible for finding and funding their own housing. When you are accepted into the program, we provide you with a list of temporary housing in and around the Medical Center to help with your search.