Colon and Rectal Surgery Education

There is a full complement of residents and medical students on the Colon and Rectal Surgery service.  The Colon and Rectal resident will be part of the team and interact with the residents and medical students on a daily basis.  The Colon and Rectal resident will be expected to assist in and teach the junior residents in the daily care of the patients.  He/she will also be expected to provide formal and informal teaching sessions to the residents and medical students on the service.

The Colon and Rectal resident will have no in house call responsibilities.  He/she will be expected to share home back-up call to the in house junior residents with the Chief General Surgery resident assigned to the service.  He/she will also be expected to alternate weekend call, including patient rounds, with the Chief General Surgery resident.

Three weeks of vacation are provided per year. An additional five days of CME/education time may be approved at the Residency Director's discretion.

More detailed information on the policies and benefits for all residents is available at Penn State Hershey Residency Program Benefits and Policies