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Colon and Rectal Fellowship Goals and Objectives

The UT College of Medicine Colon and Rectal Fellowship Program aims to provide the highest quality training to fellows in order to prepare them to become safe, effective, and successful Colon and Rectal surgeons skilled in care of colon and rectal care with patients with these types of issues. Specific aims are outlined below:

  1. Educate the fellow to provide competent, comprehensive and quality medical care.
  2. Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required for fellows to demonstrate competency in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
  3. Foster high quality care in a medical environment that recognized limitations in duty hours, which will continue to decline, and at the same time minimize fellow stress and fatigue in order to maximize fellow education and patient safety.
  4. Provide an environment for the fellow that recognizes, encourages, and facilitates multidiscipline collaboration, confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, and ethical responsibility as critical components to professional development and clinical excellence.
  5. Coordinate and maintain an academic curriculum in a learning environment that prepares the fellow for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS). 

Strengths of the Program

Well balanced experience with anorectal surgery, minimally invasive techniques, pelvic floor center, surgical skills/simulation lab in a hybrid academic /private practice setting. Our colon and rectal program provides superb training with a board range of clinical experience and abundant research opportunities under the supervision of a multidisciplinary colon and rectal faculty. 

Clinical and Office Experience

Approximately 4000 patients visit per year, with approximately 1000 new patients. The resident will participate in preoperative patient evaluations, operative procedures and postoperative care. 

Interaction with General Surgery Residents

The colon and rectal surgery fellow is expected to participate in the supervision and training of the general surgery residents and medical students at various levels.

Sep 16, 2022