Welcome Message from the Program Director
Welcome to South Texas! Thank you for your interest in our Surgery Residency Program and congratulations on the beginning of your exciting career in the best field of medicine.
Since 2017, our faculty surgeons have been educating surgery residents to become affable, available, and able surgeon graduates that have gone off to fellowships of their choice and or amazing practices in general surgery. Under our new Sponsoring Institution Doctors Hospital Renaissance GME, we continue our commitment to quality education that not only involves thousands of cases per year, but daily didactics in a tight knit family style environment offering one on one education.
Our surrounding population includes several diverse communities from many different counties and cities, reaching 1.8 million people. As a major tertiary referral center, we offer Level 1 Trauma , Transplant Surgery, Bariatrics, Robotic Training, and almost all other subspecialties, including access to access to the Valley’s soon to be ONLY stand alone Children’s Hospital and our own Research Institute for advancement of your Scholarly Activity.
While our subspecialty surgeons are amazing (like myself :), the general surgeons are true pioneer surgeons who will show residents how to be facile in all aspects of surgery not limited one area. When I first arrived 10 years ago, I was amazed to see general surgeons who can perform vascular, endocrine, thoracic, colorectal, hpb and all other aspects of surgery necessary to help our underserved population. Those residents wanting to graduate into a general surgery practice will be equally proficient!
Conversely, those wanting fellowship training have been greatly successful into getting into the the top program choices including (but not limited to) surgical oncology, trauma surgery, thoracic surgery, colorectal, cardiac surgery, breast surgery, bariatric surgery, and more. Several have returned to join our hospital system!
We hope that you truly consider our program serving a unique population in Deep South Texas where you will learn pathologic surgical diseases not seen in other areas of the United States.
Jose L. Almeda MD
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery