Curriculum

Methodist Health System General Surgery Residency Curriculum

The schedule below represents a typical 5-year rotation in the Methodist General Surgery Residency Program. Upper level residents have more flexibility about which electives to participate in.

Call Schedule

We have the advantage of putting together our own call schedule; this job falls on our 4th year residents. Interns take call every fifth to sixth day. Upper level residents take call every fourth to fifth day.

1st Year Rotations Duration Location
General surgery 6 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hepatobiliary surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Intensive care unit 1 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Night float 2 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Pediatric surgery 1 month Children's Medical Center
Thoracic surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
2nd Year Rotations Duration Location
Burns 1 months Parkland Health & Hospital System
Colorectal 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Endoscopy 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
General surgery 6 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hepatobiliary surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Intensive care unit 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Vascular surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
3rd Year Rotations Duration Location
Colorectal 1 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Endoscopy 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
General surgery 6 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hepatobiliary surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Intensive care unit 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Transplant 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Vascular surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
4th Year Rotations Duration Location
Endoscopy 1 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center
General surgery 6 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hepatobiliary surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
ICU (as fellow) 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Pediatric surgery 1 month Children's Medical Center
Transplant surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Vascular surgery 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
5th Year Rotations Duration Location
Chief Year – General Surgery 12 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center


Preliminary general surgery rotations

This table represents a typical preliminary 1-year rotation. We offer four preliminary positions in this program.

Rotation Duration Location
Elective 2 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center
General surgery 6 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Hepatobiliary surgery 1 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Intensive care unit 1 month Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Night float 2 months Methodist Dallas Medical Center