Education & Training

The education of medical students, residents, and fellows remains one of the top priorities of the Department of Surgery.

Medical Students

All third-year students are required to complete a two-month clerkship in surgery. After successful completion of the third-year clerkship, students may take sub-internships during their fourth year in general surgery, trauma surgery, vascular surgery, or burn surgery. Elective rotations are offered in the ICU, emergency department, pediatric surgery, and all of the surgical specialties.

Sergio Huerta, M.D.
Clerkship Director
sergio.huerta@utsouthwestern.edu  

Rohit Sharma, M.D.
Assistant Clerkship Director
rohit.sharma@utsouthwestern.edu 

Residency Program

The Department of Surgery residency program is responsible for training more than 150 residents in general surgery, emergency medicine, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Daniel Scott, M.D., FACS
Program Director
daniel.scott@utsouthwestern.edu

Fellowships

The Department provides subspecialty training with fellowships in colorectal, breasttrauma/surgery and critical carepediatric surgeryminimally invasive/bariatric, and vascular surgery.