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
For Scheduling Elective contact: Tricia Harvat
Telephone: 312-996-9889, 312-996-4942
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Students Accepted: Min.1 Max. 2
Housestaff Used as Faculty: N/A
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Total Hours /Week: 40-50
Reporting Instructions: Contact Tricia Harvat for more further details and information.