Advanced Colorectal Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Advanced Colorectal Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Colorectal Service offers a one-year fellowship open to fully trained surgeons who demonstrate a strong interest in colon and rectal cancer surgery. The fellowship provides tremendous opportunity to become expertly trained in the multimodality management of the colorectal cancer patient as well as in the latest techniques in colorectal surgery, such as minimally invasive surgery (including colonoscopy, laparoscopy, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, and robotics), endorectal ultrasound staging, peritoneal tumor debulking, and en-bloc exenterative resections for recurrent pelvic disease incorporating intraoperative radiation therapy.

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Candidates must be graduates of a US, Canadian, or recognized foreign medical school and have completed a general surgery residency training program in their country or a minimum of five years of clinical training with a supporting letter from their program director. Foreign candidates must have passed the USMLE examinations or any equivalent predecessor or successor examination and hold a valid ECFMG certificate. Selected foreign candidates must qualify and obtain a limited permit to practice medicine from the New York State Education Department, in accordance with its requirements. Also New York State requires accreditation by the Federal Medical Credential Verification System, which can be completed at In addition, foreign candidates must certify intent to return to their home country upon completion of training.

How To Apply:

Applications must include the following items:

  • Completed Application Form. Download here:
  • Full ECFMG certification: Applicants must have completed USMLE Steps 1, 2CK, and 2CS prior to submitting an application to our program
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of MD diploma ( with translation if necessary)
  • Personal statement: This should include a description of the candidate’s personal qualifications and motivation for applying to the program, as well as a detailed professional plan to return to his or her home country upon completion of training
  • Three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Garrett Nash, One of these letter must be from the department chairman
  • Photograph

Completed applications should be returned by September 30, 2020. Selected candidates are encouraged to come to New York to interview; however telephone interviews are also offered. Selections will be made before January 1, 2021.

If any of these requirements are not met or are incomplete upon submission, the application will not be processed.

Contact Information:

Garrett M. Nash, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS - Program Director

Zachary Almer, MPA
Education Program Manager
Surgical Education Office
Department of Surgery
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
Box 435
New York, NY 10065
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 212-639-7537

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    Jun 20, 2020

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