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.

Rohit Sharma, M.D.
Clerkship Director  
Phone: 214-648-5870

Visiting Clerkship in Surgery

This visiting clerkship program gives students the opportunity to engage with the general surgery training program faculty and residents, in order to fully experience the training offered at UT Southwestern.

Surgery Residency Program

The Department of Surgery’s residency program is responsible for training more than 90 residents in general surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

John Mansour, M.D.
Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Surgery Fellowships

The Department provides subspecialty training with fellowships in endocrine, kidney and liver transplantcolon and rectal, breast, surgery critical care, pediatric surgery, minimally invasive/bariatric, and vascular surgery.