Educational Goals & Training Objectives
The educational goal of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Program is to provide a broad and structured curriculum in the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Specialized knowledge and techniques used in the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery are taught and experienced firsthand during this residency. Additional knowledge and skill beyond those learned in the General Surgery Residency are expected to be learned by the resident. The objective is to produce a board certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon.
The Colon and Rectal Surgery staff is committed to the education of our residents. It is our expectation that the resident, upon graduation from this residency, will have gained specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management (preoperative, operative, post operative, and medical management) of disease and their complications pertaining to the colon, rectum, anus, and small bowel.
Several new technologies in Colorectal Surgery have been acquired and the resident is instructed on the use of this equipment. This includes laparoscopic colorectal surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), complex endoscopy and ultrasonography. Both nonoperative and outpatient management are all stressed during the clinical rotations. The program aims to prepare young surgeons to become proficient and clinically confident in the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The residency program will provide the necessary surgical training and academic education to produce board eligible Colorectal Surgeons.
The core curriculum, as advertised by the Association for Program Directors in Colon & Rectal Surgery, is used as a structured guide for the educational parameters assist the faculty to develop an evaluation system which can accurately assess the level of competence for each resident and provide feedback to both faculty and fellows about specific areas of training which need to be emphasized. Our goal is to foster an educational environment that will allow our trainees to:
· Incorporate information from basic science disciplines into clinical knowledge.
· Recognize the disease entities of the Colorectal Specialty know which are amenable to surgical management and understand pathophysiology and natural history of the disease and how surgical intervention can alter these.
· Develop the basic psychomotor skills required for efficient performance of the appropriate procedures.
· Develop and maintain the personal characteristics and attitudes appropriate for professionally responsible behavior including: Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses, reliability and integrity, ability to communicate with patients, nurses, and colleagues efficiently and effectively in order to provide quality patient care.
· Quality patient care
In addition, the fellow in the Colon and Rectal Surgery Program will be monitored through the ACGME Six General Competencies:
1. Patient Care
2. Medical Knowledge
3. Practice Based Learning & Improvement
4. Interpersonal & Communication Skills
6. System Based Practice
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