St Joseph Mercy Health System recently received ACGME accreditation to match one Fellow in a one-year Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency. We have registered for and will participate in the 2011 National Resident Matching Program and expect our first fellow to start July 1, 2012.
Our program will emphasize education and evaluation based on ACGME Core Competencies. The strength of our program will include a robust and well-defined educational curriculum, and an emphasis on clinical research with the expectation of presentation at regional and national meetings, to include the spring American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Meeting. Our Colon and Rectal Surgery faculty perform 775 abdominal cases a year, one-third of which are minimally invasive, and 60 of which are robotic. Our clinical volume also includes over 600 anorectal cases, 375 colonoscopies, 500 inpatient and emergency department consults, and over 1800 Outpatient office visits per year. The Colon and Rectal Surgery resident will have the opportunity to work with residents in many fully accredited St Joseph Mercy Health System residency programs in good standing, including General Surgery. Our faculty have teaching appointments at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the University of Toledo. Medical students from these institutions rotate on our dedicated Colon and Rectal Surgery Service.
We take institutional and program requirements seriously and will expect our Colon and Rectal Surgery resident to meet and supercede experiences with essential disorders and procedures, as well as having substantial familiarity with anal physiology and pelvic floor disorders. We will be in full compliance with duty hour restrictions.
Application to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital's Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program may be made through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). For more information on the ERAS application process, please visit their website at www.aamc.org. Please note the following NRMP numbers when selecting our program:
Program NRMP number is 1292060F0
Program ACGME Number is 0602512075
For further information regarding the application process or the Colon and Rectal Surgery program, please contact: