PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Open to students who have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Surgery.

PURPOSE: The Colon Rectal Subspecialty would place the student in an environment where an average of 5 inpatients are treated at any one time, and in two patient clinics servicing 60-120 patients per week. There are also daily colonoscopy procedures totaling over 700 per year.

COMPETENCIES: The following objectives should be accomplished:
•  Learn to perform an adequate rectal exam.
•  Indications for:  screening with rigid proctoscope, screening with flexible sigmoidoscope,    performing colonoscopy.
•  Diagnosis and treatment for:  hemorrhoids, anal fissure, condylomata acuminatum,    diverticular diseases, colon cancer, IBD, and anorectal infections

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : The operative experience is primarily outpatient three days per week with 1-3 major procedures per week. The educational experience includes formal Attending Rounds a minimum of twice a week, four major teaching conferences per week by general surgery, and a weekly Journal Club for Colon and Rectal. There is constant teaching from the fellow who is at least a PG-6 in training.

SUGGESTED TEXTBOOK: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Marvin L. Corman, M.D.


Program Number: ELEC 698
Location: UI Health
Program Director:  Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD
Coordinator:  TBD
Email: TBD
For Scheduling Elective contact:  Tricia Harvat
Telephone: 312-996-9889, 312-996-4942
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: Yes
Students Accepted:  
Min.1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty:
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Outpatient: 15-20
Inpatient: N/A
Total Hours /Week: 40-50

Reporting Instructions: Contact Tricia Harvat for more further details and information.
Updated: 8/1/18