The trauma center at McAllen Medical Center has long served as the lead institution providing adult and pediatric trauma services to the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. Currently, a State of Texas Advanced Level III Trauma Center, we are rapidly positioning ourselves for designation as an ACS-verified Level II Trauma Center. At this time, there are three hospital- employed trauma surgeons, providing trauma, surgical critical care and acute general surgery services exclusively at MMC, as part of a burgeoning multispecialty medical group (Valley Care Clinics).
We seek an additional surgeon who is board eligible/certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Total trauma admissions at MMC are anticipated to exceed 1400 annually. There is a significant admixture of penetrating injuries and high ISS cases within our current trauma experience. Additionally, there are no established institutional limits upon access to vascular, thoracic or complex gastrointestinal cases. Salary and benefit support for these positions are generous.
Housing is inexpensive, by national standards, and there is a satisfying availability of dining, shopping and cultural attractions. The climate in McAllen is tropical, similar to South Florida, and the city is within one hour’s flight to Houston or San Antonio.
McAllen has one of the lowest crime rates of any city in America, with 122 violent crimes per 100,000 residents and ranking it at number 7 on SmartAsset's list of "Safest Cities in America".
McAllen was ranked as the #1 city for Quality of Life based on US News & World Report's 2016 100 Best Places to Live (and was ranked #89 overall).