The mission of The Methodist Hospital Residency in General Surgery is to provide the clinical training and didactic education necessary to produce highly competent surgeons. To provide the best clinical training experience, our residents rotate through several institutions.
THE METHODIST HOSPITAL
The Methodist Hospital is a 904-bed tertiary referral center, serving southeast Texas and western Louisiana. It is the largest hospital in the Texas Medical Center, the single largest medical center in the world. There are 775 inpatient beds, 129 ICU beds, and 73 operating rooms. In May 2004, Methodist entered into a 30-year affiliation agreement with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Along with this agreement has come a strong commitment from The Methodist Hospital Board of Directors to establish Methodist as a leader in academic medicine.
The Methodist Hospital Board of Directors has committed in excess of 500 million dollars to support the development of clinical care as well as clinical, translational, and basic science research. The Methodist Hospital serves as the primary teaching hospital of the residency program. While rotating at Methodist, residents will have a broad exposure to many complex surgical disease processes. Residents will receive extensive operative experience in foregut surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, colorectal surgery, advanced laparoendoscopic surgery, endocrine surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Furthermore, the Dunn Surgical Intensive Care Unit, a 31 bed unit, is staffed by five fellowship trained surgical intensivists, offering residents an unparalleled experience in critical care.
MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPITAL
Located in the Texas Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital is a 755-bed tertiary care teaching hospital. It is the site of one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country. Residents rotate on the trauma service at both the junior and senior resident levels. Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital is an integrated facility within Memorial Hermann Hospital. The pediatric surgery program is a large referral site for children with routine and complex surgical disorders.
Residents rotate on the pediatric surgery service during their intern and third years. Memorial Hermann Hospital is also the site of the regional adult burn unit. Residents rotate on the burn service during their second year. In total, residents spend approximately 9 months of their training at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
M.D. ANDERSON CANCER CENTER
Located in the Texas Medical Center, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center provides our residents with world-class training in the multi-disciplinary management of patients with common and rare complex malignancies including breast, melanoma, and sarcoma.
As a site of training for many surgical residents and fellows from around the world, the volume of clinical activity provides residents with an extensive exposure to surgical oncology.
Residents spend approximately 3 months of their training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
The Texas Medical Center was established in 1945 through the generous philanthropy of businessman Monroe Dunaway Anderson. Anderson believed that a medical center that consisted of many different hospitals, academic and research institutions, and support organizations should be established in Houston.
Today, there are 45 institutions in the Texas Medical Center dedicated to the highest standards of patient care, research, and education. These institutions include 13 renowned hospitals, two specialty institutions, two medical schools, four nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and virtually all health-related careers.