Education & Curriculum
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It is located in central Houston in the Texas Medical Center.
MD Anderson was created in 1941 as part of The University of Texas System. The institution is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Act of 1971 and is one of 50 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers today.
Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 207 licensed-bed acute care hospital offering a full range of medical services. LBJ Hospital is a verified Level III trauma center and was the first such center designated in Texas. It also is the state’s busiest Level III trauma center, with more than 70,000 emergency patient visits each year.
LBJ Hospital carries the distinction of being a regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries and very low birth weight infants and provides an array of specialized medical and surgical services.
LBJ Hospital is staffed by the physician faculty and residents of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Founded in 1925, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the primary teaching hospital for the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Memorial Hermann-TMC provides leading-edge care in heart, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s health, general surgery, organ transplantation and much more. As one of only two certified Level I trauma centers in the greater Houston area, the hospital provides 24/7 emergency and trauma care. Memorial Hermann Life Flight® provides emergency rescue within a 150-mile radius.
As Houston’s first hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center partners with physicians to create a healthy environment of caring and dignity for patients, families, and employees. Focused on the latest technology and peer collaboration, we provide high value, high-quality care in an atmosphere of our spiritual traditions. We will remain the medical center that caregivers commit to, physicians prefer and patients recommend.
PGY-4/6, PGY-5/7 & PGY-6/8
Residents will rotate two months at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center. Residents participate in two exchange rotations (1 month rotation as PGY-6 and a 2 month rotation as PGY-7) with the St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC ) (Methodist) Plastic Surgery Residency Program. Rotations at the SJMC provide exposure primarily to aesthetic surgery cases as well as general and reconstructive Plastic Surgery, generally in a private practice setting. PGY6 residents will rotate two months at the University of Texas-MD Anderson Cancer Center. Two separate 2 month rotations at the LBJ General Hospital for the Senior Residents is incorporated providing additional independent decision-making and a broad range of general plastic surgery with twice-weekly mandatory out-patient clinic responsibilities. Rotation goals and objectives are available at all times in the Conference room and are subject to modification at any time to improve the resident experience and reflect the 3-year curriculum.
The curriculum will be discussed at Orientation Sessions in July and is readily available at all times in the Conference room and from the Program Director. The goals and objectives of the program will also be reviewed at orientation. All aspects of Plastic Surgery are included in the curriculum and training is derived from Didactic and Socratic teaching methods enhanced by self-teaching from recommended literature, intent- based information, attendance at Regional and National meetings among other opportunities.