Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Program Director: J. Daniel Stanley M.D.
Associate Program Director: Richard Moore, M.D.
Residency Coordinator: Maggie Hamblen
Phone: (800) 947-7823, EXT. 7695 or (423) 778-7695
The Colon and Rectal resident will obtain a well balanced experience with anorectal surgery, minimally invasive techniques, pelvic floor center, surgical skill/simulation lab in a hybrid academic/private practice setting. Our colon and rectal program provides superb training with a board range of clinical experience and abundant research opportunities under the direct supervision of a multidisciplinary colon and rectal faculty. Emphasis is placed upon the personal instruction of the resident in the outpatient office, affiliated with University Surgical Associates, the Southeast region's largest general surgery and general surgery subspecialty practice.
Each trainee is given the opportunity to attend one meeting. Suggestions: ASCRS, American College of Surgeons and Southeastern Surgical Congress Meetings. Funding for other meetings is available if the resident is on the program.
UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Colon and Rectal Fellowship
1. Educate the fellow to provide competent, comprehensive and quality medical care.
2. Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required for fellows to demonstrate competency in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
3. Foster high quality care in a medical environment that recognized limitations in duty hours, which will continue to decline, and at the same time minimize fellow stress and fatigue in order to maximize fellow education and patient safety.
4. Provide an environment for the fellow that recognizes, encourages, and facilitates multidiscipline collaboration, confidentiality, cultural sensitivity, and ethical responsibility as critical components to professional development and clinical excellence.
5. Coordinate and maintain an academic curriculum in a learning environment that prepares the fellow for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS).
Strengths of the program: Well balanced experience with anorectal surgery, minimally invasive techniques, pelvic floor center, surgical skills/simulation lab in a hybrid academic /private practice setting. Our colon and rectal program provides superb training with a board range of clinical experience and abundant research opportunities under the supervision of a multidisciplinary colon and rectal faculty.
Clinical or office experience: Approximately 4000 patients visit per year, with approximately 1000 new patients. The resident will participate in preoperative patient evaluations, operative procedures and postoperative care.
Interaction with general surgery residents: The colon and rectal surgery fellow is expected to participate in the supervision and training of the general surgery residents and medical students at various levels.
The following hospitals have been designated as participating sites for the fellowship -- all within a three mile radius:
Erlanger Health System, Level One Trauma Center, 975 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
Parkridge Medical Center, 2333 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Prior to entering the Colon and Rectal fellowship the applicant must have completed an approved ACGME or RCPSC five year General Surgery Residency Program and be board eligible in general surgery.
The Colon and Rectal Fellowship program does not require the applicant to have a current Tennessee valid license during the fellowship training process. However, to be eligible for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery the Colon and Rectal applicant must have a current valid registered full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, territory, or possession of the United States or by a Canadian province, and must continue to be licensed throughout the certification process.
Applications to the Fellowship Program in Colon and Rectal Surgery will be processed through theElectronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants will go through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for the matching process. Our deadline for receiving applications through ERAS is September 15. Interviews are conducted from August through mid October.
All applications must be submitted via ERAS and must include:
We are now accepting application through ERAS for 2016-2017.
Interviews are by invitation only and dates and times are limited. Qualified applicants will be invited to interviews on a rolling basis. Interview dates are August 21, 2015 and September 4, 2015.