Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone directly about our program, please contact Rebecca Honsaker, Program Coordinator.

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the General Surgery Residency Program. We accept applications through ERAS offered by the American Association of Medical Colleges. ERAS ID 4404800440.

Training and education

The General Surgery Residency is a dynamic and engaging community-based program designed to provide a high quality instruction and experience in general surgery and surgical sub-specialties. 

The primary goal is to tach well-rounded physicians to provide outstanding surgical medical care in an efficient and compassionate manner in order to prepare them for lifelong careers in surgery. 

The program is under the HCA Medical City Healthcare UNT-TCU Graduate Medical Education Consortium which is affiliated with the UNTHSC/TCOM and UNTHSC-TCU medical schools.

Program highlights

The General Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for thirty-five (35) categorical positions.

The aims of the program are:

  1. Provide a comprehensive curriculum to develop compassionate, highly competent, patient-centric, and ethical general surgeons with expertise in disease prevention, and expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients with various conditions
  2. Develop the skills necessary to accurately diagnose and treat patients with acute and chronic illness
  3. Provide residents with the tools to develop relationships and collaborate with colleagues across the professional continuum
  4. Provide residents with the tools to have a strong impact on public health through community education and to become advocates for disease prevention
  5. Graduate well-rounded physicians who successfully incorporate scholarly activity into their evidence-based practice
  6. Establish a strong foundation and promote lifelong collegial mentorship to help develop the future leaders.

Conference schedule

Our program has a very close relationship with our other GME Programs: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, OB/Gyn as well as fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Gastroenterology. As such, our residents are exposed to the breadth and depth of a vast amount of disease processes with collaborative education under our Consortium model.

  • Excellent, well-rounded clinical experience in all areas of General Surgery and Surgical Sub-specialties
  • Hands on teaching approach
  • Dedicated, experienced teaching faculty

We believe the best way to learn medicine is one patient at a time, treating the whole patient, not the symptom.

Our formal didactic curriculum continues throughout the five-year residency and includes an exceptional series of basic science conferences; clinical case conferences; grand rounds; board review conference with an extensive collection of practice questions; evidence-based journal club; weekly morbidity and mortality conference, and other related conferences to round out a resident’s education.

Our faculty members’ teaching approach help residents grow professionally and personally into fine physicians. They are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.

Intubation and Ultrasound as well as other procedural skills will be taught during workshops conducted throughout the academic year at our new Simulation Center.

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our program is structured to encourage a resident’s mastery of the knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes essential for the effective practice of emergency medicine.

Residents are provided the opportunity to develop their clinical maturity, judgment and technical ability under the guidance and supervision of highly experienced community-based attending staff who also serve as Clinical Faculty with several schools of medicine. 

Residents experience an increasing degree of patient care responsibilities in a high volume, demographically-diverse surgery department in several of our medical centers under the Consortium.

In addition, the residency offers a unique opportunity to broaden individual interests through exposure to a variety of sub-specialty surgical medicine related activities, including field operations, international medicine, ultrasound, pediatric surgery and various research opportunities.

The majority of training will be at Medical City Arlington and Medical City Plano.  Additional exposure to general surgery will be at Medical City North Hills and Medical City Denton. 

Rotations in Transplant Surgery will be at Medical City Dallas, and Pediatric Surgery at our Medical City Children’s Hospital.  All training sites are located in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area.

Rotation schedule

PGY-1 Rotations Duration

Acute Care Surgery/Trauma

2 Months

General Surgery

4 Months

Vascular Surgery

2 Months

Burn and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1 Month

Cardiothoracic Surgery

1 Month

Urology

1 Month

Surgical Oncology/Breast

1 Month

PGY-2 Rotations Duration

Acute Care Surgery/Trauma

2 Months

General Surgery

4 Months

Skin/Soft Tissue/Breast

1 Month

Surgical Critical Care

2 Months

Surgical Oncology

1 Month

Night Float

2 Months

PGY-3 Rotations Duration

Acute Care Surgery/Trauma

1 Month

General Surgery

2 Months

Vascular Surgery

1 Month

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery

1 Month

Cardiothoracic Surgery

1 Month

Surgical Oncology

1 Month

Pediatric Surgery

1 Month

Endoscopy

1 Month

Night Float

1 Month

Surgical Critical Care

1 Month

Head/Neck/Endocrine

1 Month

PGY-4 Rotations Duration

Pediatric Surgery

1 Month

General Surgery

2 Months

Acute Care Surgery/Trauma

1 Month

Surgical Oncology

1 Month

Cardiothoracic Surgery

1 Month

Transplant

1 Month

Skin/Soft Tissue/Breast

1 Month

Vascular Surgery

1 Month

Night Float

1 Month

Surgical Critical Care

1 Month

Elective

1 Month

PGY-5 Rotations Duration

Acute Care Surgery/Trauma

2 Months

General Surgery

5 Months

Vascular Surgery

2 Months

Head/Neck/Endocrine

1 Month

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery

1 Month

Surgical Oncology

1 Month

Salary and stipend

  • PGY 1 : $52,934
  • PGY 2 : $54,506
  • PGY 3 : $56,212
  • PGY 4 : $58,282
  • PGY 5 : $60,737

Residents also receive a stipend of $950 per year for on-call meals. Residents receive 20 days of paid time off which can be used for vacation, personal needs, sick time and holidays.