We are now taking Surgical Simulation Fellowship Applications
for the 2023-2025 cycle!


  • 2-year fellowship program accredited through the American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI), with a fellowship start date July 1st, 2023
  • On-site at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) through the Department of Surgery’s accredited ACS-AEI surgical simulation center known as the Sealy & Smith Laboratory for Surgical Training, Assessment & Research (LSTAR)

Application Information:

  • Applications will be reviewed, and an applicant will be selected by a Selection Panel set forth in our accreditation guidelines
  • No applications past December 31st, 2022 will be accepted, but an applicant may be chosen prior to this date
  • The chosen applicant will be notified no later than January 31st, 2023

Minimum Requirements to Apply:

  • 1-page statement of interest (career goals, reasons for completing a surgical simulation fellowship, etc.) 
  • 3 Letters of recommendation (at least one from the current chairman or program director at the time of application)
  • Proof of graduation from medical school
  • All USMLE STEP scores to date
  • All ABSITE scores to date
  • Up to date CV
  • Documentation of medical licensure
  • Completion of at least 2 years of a surgical residency program (General Surgery preferred)



Incomplete applications will not be considered 


Not sure if the Surgical Simulation Fellowship is right for you? Learn more about the program here.

Contact Info:

Sealy & Smith Laboratory for Surgical Training, Assessment and Research (LSTAR)
University of Texas Medical Branch  
Department of Surgery
301 University BlvdGalveston, TX 77555