The program is scheduled to begin in the middle of June and continue through the first week of August with exact dates to be determined. Students selected for the eight-week program are assigned a Surgery faculty mentor who they work closely with during the program. The Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program encourages the development and interest of well-qualified current undergraduate students who are considering a medically oriented career. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to work with faculty, surgical residents, medical students, and nurses in our various teaching hospitals. During the eight weeks, students become familiar with the hospital environment, the operating room, and the lifestyle of a surgeon. They are expected to become an integral part of their surgical teams by participating in rounds, surgery, and conferences.