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Transplant Surgery Elective

Our students have the opportunity to train at a transplant program that has performed some of the largest volume of organ transplants in the nation.

Baylor Scott & White Health offers a two-week and a four-week elective in general surgery to fourth-year medical students. Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, serves as a clinical training and research campus for Texas A&M Health Science Center (HSC) College of Medicine.

Applicants from LCME-accredited medical schools are given preference in filling positions.

We accept one student per rotation.

Curriculum

During this rotation, students are exposed to all realms of transplantation surgery, including:

  • Procurement procedure ("donor")
  • Liver transplant
  • Kidney transplant
  • Pancreas transplant

Also, an essential part of our field is the postoperative care of the recipient, including ICU management.

Students attend our pre and post-transplant clinics to gain full understanding of transplantation medicine.

Night call is not required; however, operative cases at night and during the weekend are not uncommon, and attendance is encouraged.

How to Apply

We use the AAMC Visting Student Application Service (VSAS) to electronically accept applications, preferred electives and dates.

Applications are accepted beginning May 1. 

Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not offer or schedule an elective until the VSAS application is complete and all required additional documents are received. 

For additional information about VSAS at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas, please contact Irene Franklin, at 214.820.3675 or Irene.Franklin@BSWHealth.org.

Prerequisites

Students must be in good standing with their home school and must have completed all third-year course requirements and be eligible to start their fourth year at their respective medical schools by the time they begin their externship.

Contact Us

Amy Smith
Phone: 214.820.2441
Amy.Smith@BSWHealth.org

General Surgery Electives
Undergraduate Medical Education
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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