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Colon and Rectal Surgery – UI Health

Updated: 8/1/18

Open to students who have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Surgery.

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.

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

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.

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Marvin L. Corman, M.D.

Administrative Information Heading link

  • Program Number

    ELEC 698

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director:  Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD
    Coordinator:  TBD
    Email: TBD
    Telephone:  TBD

    For Scheduling Elective contact:  Tricia Harvat
    Telephone: 312-996-9889, 312-996-4942

  • Program Information

    Location: UI Health

    Duration: 4 Weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted:  Min.1 Max. 2
    Housestaff Used as Faculty: N/A
    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.