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For more information about our program, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Elaine Zamarripa

Call (210) 575-5564

How to Apply

  • NRMP: 1535440C0
  • ACGME: 4404800005

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Welcome from Our Program Director

Welcome to the Alamo City, San Antonio, Texas, and thank you for your interest in our General Surgery residency program at Methodist Healthcare. We are honored to have the opportunity to train the next generation of medical professionals. Centrally located in one of the fastest-growing states in America, awards us the ability to apply our diverse faculty's training, skills, and knowledge to our ever-growing patient population.

Program Overview

As the inaugural class of our newly accredited GME program, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in and contribute to the continued development of the residency program which will impact the training experience of all future residents. Methodist Healthcare is home to the largest multi-specialty robotic surgery programs in South Texas. As a leader in robotic surgery, Methodist Healthcare uses the most advanced robotic surgical platform on the market, offering our patients outstanding outcomes and superior care.

Methodist Hospital, along with its participating sites within the system, has been named among the 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals® and distinguished as one of the top teaching facilities in the country. Equipped with state-of-the-art resources and established teaching faculty, our residents will receive a robust operative experience and education. The clinical and learning environment extends to all our participating sites that are within walking distance of each other.

All rotations will incorporate protected time for residents to attend didactics, lectures, and conferences that will enhance their learning environment. Residents can expect to be an integral part of administrative decisions as it pertains to patient safety and quality improvement measures, hospital committee memberships and initiatives, and resident well-being.

It is with our dedicated leadership team of faculty, administrators, and multidisciplinary staff that we strive to provide quality care to our growing community. We hope that you strongly consider being part of our GME family in San Antonio, Texas.

Get to Know the Team

Travis Hollowya, MD
Program Director

Core Faculty

  • Russell Woodard, MD- Associate Program Director
  • Maryam Elmi, MD
  • Mark Cheek, MD
  • Michael Keller, MD
  • Alfredo Santillan-Gomez, MD

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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Salary and benefits information




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*These amounts are subject to taxation.

Resident salaries are determined on an annual basis. In addition to the amounts above, new residents received up to $1,000 for orientation.

Resident salaries are determined on an annual basis. In addition to the amounts above, new residents received up to $1,000 for orientation.

Professional liability insurance

Professional liability insurance coverage is provided during the training period within the scope of the program. Professional liability insurance coverage is provided for the purpose of program training and does not extend to moonlighting activities or other activities.

Other benefits

  • GME provided Laptop
  • GME provided Cell Phone
  • GME paid Residency Training License
  • GME provided DEA number
  • GME provided Lab coats
  • HCA Healthcare total rewards program offering flexible benefit options for residents and their dependents (costs may vary)
  • Health and Medical benefits available on day one
  • Wellness 24/7 support Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off

Frequently asked questions

A:  At full complement the program will include 20 residents total. 4 at PGY1 level, 4 at PGY2 level, 4 at PGY3 level, 4 at PGY4 level, 4 at PGY5 level.

A: We will recruit for our inaugural class in the 2023 Fall/Winter. Applications are accepted beginning September 15 for the following year's class. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis through the recruitment season. Our program only accepts electronic applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). The required documents for an application are (at least three letters of recommendation, the Dean's letter/MSPE, formal transcripts, USMLE/COMLEX transcripts, and a personal statement). All positions are filled through the NRMP (the Match).

A:  We review all applications submitted through ERAS. However, it is preferred applicants have graduated no more than 2 years prior to applying to the program.

A:  Hospital training programs do not sponsor visas. The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is the sole sponsor of J-1 physicians in clinical training programs. For more information, please visit the ECFMG website.

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