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Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: El Paso, Texas

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 5 years (option for an additional research year for total of 6 years)

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: Yes

Total Approved Complement: 24

Approved per Year (if applicable): 4

Dedicated research year offered: Yes

Medical Student Rotation availability: 3rd and 4th year 

  • Medical Student (MS) 4th year:
    • We do our utmost to accommodate all requests for rotations by HPSP & USUHS students, especially during recruitment season and for ADT and non-ADT situations.
    • Students are assigned to General or Vascular Surgery teams and can swap if rotation length permits, helping students engage with a variety of faculty, residents, and staff.
  • MS 3rd year:
    • WBAMC is a clerkship site for Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine (Internal Medicine & more are already in progress, General Surgery begins in January 2025)
    • WBAMC is a clerkship site for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-El Paso

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): No, but can be pursued independently

Program Phone Number: 915-742-0730

Program Email:

Program Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

The William Beaumont Army Medical Center General Surgery Residency Program is a well-rounded community program based in a Defense Health Agency medical center with 135 inpatient beds. Our state-of-the-art facility opened for patient care in July 2021. The program emphasizes the need for the military general surgeons to be capable in all areas of surgery. This philosophy is based on the likely deployment of graduates and faculty to remote locations in austere conditions. Lack of surgical specialists in these locations requires the general surgeon to have a broad experience during training that will ensure preservation of the fighting strength of the U.S. military as well as providing surgical care as required to the local population.

Mission, Vision and Aims

Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

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Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

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Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

General Surgery Residency Program

Location: William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Building W18511, West Clinic, 2nd Floor, Department of Surgery

Hours of Operation:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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