Fields Rosenberg Summer Surgical Fellowship

the 2023 Summer Surgical fellows

The Fields Rosenberg Summer Surgical Fellowship, sponsored by Wade Rosenberg, MD (pictured above) of the Department of Surgery, offers second, third, and fourth-year undergraduates an exceptional physician shadowing opportunity. Selected participants look forward to a 10-week paid internship of direct mentorship from surgeons specializing in areas such as General Surgery, NeurosurgeryUrologyPlastic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery and other surgical fields. During the summer program, participants attend summer didactic lectures and actively engage in career and professional development seminars that are tailored for undergraduates. At the conclusion of the program, interns present a summary of their experiences. The Fields Rosenberg Summer Surgical Fellowship is a unique clinical training, boasting a near-100% acceptance rate for its alumni who later apply to medical school.

Below, you'll find testimonials from former Summer Fellows:

Internship Guidelines & Requirements


Houston Methodist will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Internship Programs starting on December 1, 2023, and ending on February 2, 2024. The programs will begin on May 28, 2024, and end on August 2, 2024. The internship is held at the main Houston Methodist Hospital campus in the Texas Medical Center. All programs require a full-time commitment for the 10-week duration (May 28 – August 2, 2024). Daily attendance is required of each student for a full 8-hr workday, approximately 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., except for the July 4th holiday. Please review our comprehensive FAQ for more information.



  • You must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program to participate
  • Only US citizens, Legal Permanent residents, and Foreign Nationals who already hold a legal visa status (F-1, J-1, EADs) are eligible to apply to any of the internship programs.


Application Requirements:

  • Completed MERLIN application
  • Three required essay questions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
  • Resume


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Thank you for your interest in the Houston Methodist Summer Research Internship Program! We look forward to receiving your application.


mitchell slater receives hands-on training from dr. todd trask

"I would like to give Dr. Todd Trask, MD, Dr. Wade Rosenberg, MD, the OGSTA team, and the Department of Neurosurgery a massive thank you for having me as a Rosenberg Surgical Fellow this summer. During this 10-week internship, I have been able to diversify not only my understanding of the field of Neurosurgery but also my passion for medicine. With every coming day, I was offered new opportunities to attain hands-on experience in both the operating room and the clinic, which is something that you cannot say about many other pre-medicine internships in the nation. Dr. Trask gave me opportunities to learn in the operating room by providing in-depth analysis of his actions, giving me the confidence to go before a group of surgeons and lead a detailed presentation on one of the surgeries I enjoyed scrubbing into and assisting with. I was able to sit in on multiple lectures, which helped further my understanding of the anatomy and the vernacular used to describe the different diseases and pathologies encountered in the field of Neurosurgery. This internship has made me a more desirable medical school applicant and a more well-informed future physician. For those who are considering becoming a surgeon, there is no better internship to apply for.


Mitchell Slater (2023 Fellow)

Texas A&M University