Military General Surgery Training

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) General Surgery Residency Program is one of a few programs in the United States that is designated as a military surgery training institution. Our program is approved for 9 categorical residents per year of training. Seven of these residents are matched through the NRMP match and two are matched through the military match process, which occurs in November.  This has numerous benefits for both the civilian and military residents which include the opportunity to learn the art and science of Surgery in a wide variety of clinical settings.

Air Force residents are enrolled in a 6-year program which includes 5 clinical years and 1 research year which is completed after the PGY2 clinical year. Air Force residents are considered active duty and training years count toward the total service time, but not toward the payback commitment, which is served on completion of training.

Please contact the residency office if you are a United States Air Force HPSP scholarship recipient or a student at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences for more information.