Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Applicant Recruitment and Selection Requirements
The Residency Training Program in Colon and Rectal Surgery was established in 1995, and since then has accepted 1 resident per year.The training year runs from July 1st – June 30th. Candidates for the program must have successfully completed 5 years of an approved ACGME General Surgical Residency. Applications for the position and interviews must be completed by November of the year prior to beginning training.The selection of residents is made through the Colorectal Residency Matching Program as approved by the Program Directors’ Association of Colon and Rectal Surgery Residencies.Candidates are notified of selection in early December by the NRMP.
Mix of Cases
The residency offers a balance of anorectal surgery, abdominal surgery and endoscopy.The faculty members of the Northwest Colon and Rectal Clinic are all Diplomates of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.Each year we perform more than 500 colonoscopic procedures, 150 major abdominal operations and more than 1000 anorectal procedures (both in the operating room and in the outpatient settings).In addition, a considerable portion of the resident’s time is spent in the clinic where over 3,000 visits occur annually.The resident is exposed to a wide cross section of all areas of colorectal surgery.The training year provides extensive experience in the medical and surgical management of benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus.