For Long School of Medicine Students
The Surgery Core Clerkship for the Long School of Medicine medical degree program consists of an eight-week clinical clerkship. Surgery provides six rotations annually to approximately 37 students per rotation – training over 220 medical students annually. Additionally, 4-week electives and subinternships are available in all Department of Surgery Divisions for Long SOM second and fourth year students.
For Visiting Medical Students
Fourth year students at qualifying medical schools may complete a 4-week subinternship based on availability. Information and participation criteria are available at the Long School of Medicine visiting student program website.
Residency Preparation Curriculum
Once the surgical internship begins, the overwhelming number of responsibilities and requirements placed on the intern often make learning new information and tasks difficult. For 4 weeks during the fourth year, a surgical “Boot Camp” provides students an opportunity to learn and develop basic surgical skills under a less stressful environment and prepare for their surgical internships. In addition, students can increase their confidence in basic administrative, technical, and patient care skills before the surgical internship. For more information, please contact the Medical Student Education Office.
Stewart M. Johnson Student Surgical Society
The Stewart M. Johnson Student Surgical Society serves to provide UT Health San Antonio students opportunities to learn about and experience the fields of general surgery and its subspecialties.
Sponsored Trip to the American College of Surgeons Conference
The Department of Surgery will provide a $1000 stipend for one MS4 to attend the October ACS conference each year. Students will be chosen based on an essay. For more information, please contact the Medical Student Education Office.
The Department of Surgery offers four awards to MS4 students pursuing surgical careers. These awards are presented at the awards ceremony prior to graduation. The J. Bradley Aust, MD award is presented to the student who has the highest shelf exam score during the MS3 clerkship. The Basil A. Pruitt Jr., MD award recognizes one student for outstanding research achievement during his/her medical school career. The Department of Surgery Merit Award is offered to the all-around outstanding medical student who pursues a surgical career. The Virginia Johnson Award is offered to an exceptional female medical student who seeks a surgical career. The recognition comes with a certificate and a monetary award.
Our medical students are integrated into 15 Surgical Services across seven hospitals in all the major hospital systems in San Antonio, the 7th most populous city in the U.S. It is an honor for our faculty and residents to train the future physician workforce.
Patrick Nguyen, M.D.