Rotations

 

July 1 – Aug 15

Aug 16 – Sept 30

Oct 1 – Nov 15

Nov 16 – Jan 1

Jan 2 – Feb 14

Feb 15 – March 31

April 1 – May 15

May 16 –  June 30

Blue

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

White

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

Gen Surg R5

C+R Resident

 

Sample Weekly Schedule

 

Blue Rotation (Koltun/Puleo/McKenna)

  • Monday: OR (Koltun/Puleo)
  • Tuesday: Academic
  • Wednesday: Clinic (Koltun/Puleo/McKenna)
  • Thursday: OR (Koltun)
  • Friday:  OR (McKenna)

White Rotation (Messaris/Stewart)

  • Monday: OR (Messaris)
  • Tuesday: OR (Stewart)
  • Wednesday: OR (Stewart/Messaris)
  • Thursday: OR (Messaris)
  • Friday: Clinic (Messaris)

 

Operative cases will be assigned to the Chief General Surgery resident and the Colon and Rectal Surgery resident by service.  Certain "index" cases such as sphincter reconstruction and resection of presacral tumors will be assigned to the Colon and Rectal Surgery resident regardless of the team he/she is on.  For the academic year 2012/2013, the Colon and Rectal Surgery resident performed 272 abdominal cases, 220 anorectal cases, 450 colonoscopies, and 234 endoscopic surgeries.

The Colon and Rectal Surgery service works closely with other services in the hospital, including Gynecologic Oncology, Urology, Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and especially Gastroenterology.  Not only do the services coordinate care of the patients but there are several interdisciplinary conferences amongst the groups including but not limited to IBD conference and GI tumor board.  In addition representatives from many of these services will provide lectures to the Colon and Rectal resident.  Through sharing of patients, lectures, and conference interactions Colon and Rectal resident will gain a broad multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients.

In addition to close interaction with other services in the hospital the Colon and Rectal Surgery service maintains a close relationship with the enterostomal therapists.  Their assistance in taking care of our patients with ostomies is invaluable.  They regularly attend our preoperative conference so that they can be involved in patient care from the beginning.