The mission of The Methodist Hospital Integrated Vascular Surgery Program is to provide the resident with the best clinical training and didactic education. To aquire the best clinical training experience, our residents rotate through the following 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.
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 will rotate on the trauma service during their first and second years. 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. Because The Methodist Hospital does not participate in trauma or pediatric care, this site will provide rotations for our residents in trauma and pediatrics that are essential to their exposure in general and vascular surgery. In todal, residents spend approximately 5 months of their training at memorial Hermann Hospital.
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.