Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

Colorectal Surgery Fellowship

This one-year ACGME-accredited program prepares physicians for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS). Our program is enhanced through collaboration with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC).

As a tertiary care referral center, we offer broad and significant program experience balanced with high case volume including:

  • Surgical treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancer.
  • Extensive experience in the surgical treatment of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
  • Care and treatment of complex diverticular disease.
  • Training in colonoscopy and anorectal surgery.
  • Collaboration with physicians in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.

In addition, the resident rotates one session per week (half day) in the outpatient clinic and approximately one session per week performing endoscopies. Pelvic floor experience occurs at Massachusetts General Hospital once a month. At the conclusion of the year, the resident will have had exposure to all colorectal disease problems and a rich operative experience in minimally invasive and open surgical techniques.

How To Apply:

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year via ERAS. We will begin the recruitment season on August 2020 for the fellowship position to begin on August 1, 2021. All resident applicants must register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in addition to requesting an application from the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Programs participating in ERAS may only accept those application materials sent electronically through ERAS. We will not accept any additional supporting documents by mail.

We require the following documents to be available for download through ERAS for a complete application to be reviewed:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE transcript
  • ABS in-training exam scores

The deadline to submit completed applications is September 1.

Please contact Brigham and Women's Hospital Surgery Education office with any further questions at 617-732-6861 or via email at [email protected].

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