Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

We offer an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited one-year Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program. We are approved by ACGME for one fellowship position.

Overall Fellowship Educational Goal

We prepare surgeons to practice the subspecialty of colon and rectal surgery, competently, independently, and with the highest ethical standards. It is expected that graduating fellows will ultimately achieve board certification in colon and rectal surgery. To this end, the fellowship program director and key clinical faculty have developed a competency-based, accredited educational curriculum which strictly adheres to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) “General Program Requirements for Fellowship Education in the Subspecialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery”.

Colon and Rectal Surgery: Program Report

Program=0603021035 - Creighton University Program

Program=0603021035 - Creighton University Program
    Prog AVE Min Req
Index Area Index Procedure    
Anorectal Procs Hemorrhoidectomy - excisional any kind, PPH 48.0 20
  Fistula Surgery 67.0 30
  Fistulotomy, simple 47.0
  Fistula Management, Complex 20.0 10
  Fecal Incontinence Procedures 7.0 2
  Internal Sphincterotomy 10.0 2
  Transanal Excision 31.0 10
  Other Anorectal Procedure 19.0
  Subtotal - Anorectal Procedures 170.0 60
Abdominal Procs Segmental Colectomy (incl Ileocolic resectn) 87.0 50
  Laparoscopic Resections 126.0 30
  Low Anterior Resection (total) 25.0 20
  Abdominoperineal Resection 14.0 5
  Proctocolectomy (total) 13.0
  - Proct with ileostomy 7.0
  - Proct with ileoanal reservoir 6.0 5
  Prolapse repair (total) 19.0 6
  - Abdominal 14.0 3
  - Perineal 5.0 3
  Stomas - total 80.0 20
  - Stoma complications 5.0 5
  Total pelvic dissections 53.0 30
  - Rectal cancer 28.0 20
  Other Abdominal Procedures 16.0
  Subtotal - Abdominal Procedures 223.0 120
Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor Proctoscopy/Anoscopy 92.0 30
  Colonoscopy (total) 177.0 140
  - Diagnostic including cold biopsy 135.0
  - With intervention 42.0 30
  Pelvic Floor Evaluation 21.0 15
  Other Endoscopy/Pelvic Floor 9.0
  Subtotal - Endoscop/Plvc Flr Procs 299.0 185
Diagnoses - Anorectal Anal fissure 21.0 15
  Anal fistula 64.0 25
  Hemorrhoids 77.0 30
  Pelvic Floor 17.0 15
  Constipation 13.0 5
  Incontinence 16.0 10
  Other Diagnoses - Anorectal 212.0
  Subtotal - Anorectal Diagnoses 420.0 100
Diagnoses - Abdominal Carcinoma of the colon 54.0 17
  Carcinoma of the rectum 70.0 15
  Crohn’s disease 23.0 20
  Diverticular disease 36.0 20
  Genetic neoplasia 8.0 3
  Prolapse 19.0 10
  Ulcerative Colitis 24.0 15
  Other Diagnoses - Abdominal 12.0
  Subtotal - Abdominal Diagnoses 246.0 100
Medical Management Total Diagnoses 666.0 200

Programs in the Nation: 55 Residents in the Nation: 95 Residents in this Program: 1Reporting Period: Total Experience of Residents Completing Programs in 2016-2017
Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery
Report Date: September 11, 2017

Mission Statement

The teaching faculty of Creighton University’s Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency are dedicated to: their unwavering commitment to respect in the face of diversity, interprofessional collaboration, life-long scholarship in a hybrid academic-private practice setting, technical excellence, scholarly research to advance the field, and compassion for those who are suffering. These values ensure a training program that is learner-focused, is academically rigorous, prioritizes well-being and sense of purpose without sacrificing education, and allows recruitment of trainees with the highest moral character. In Creighton’s Jesuit, Catholic tradition, the mission of the School of Medicine is to improve the human condition with a diverse body of students, faculty and staff who provide excellence in educating students, physicians and the public, advancing knowledge and providing comprehensive patient care. United by our Jesuit, Catholic identity, we transform learners into exceptional physicians who are leaders in advancing surgery, medicine, health and well-being.

Program Aims

  1. Educate residents to be excellent practitioners of colon and rectal surgery who are transformative health care leaders, promoting health through intentional interprofessional collaboration. Each fellow will complete a customized course for our residency program from the Creighton Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research. Each fellow will participate in 50% of multidisciplinary tumor boards and multidisciplinary inflammatory disease conferences.
  2. Produce physicians who understand one of the responsibilities of physicians is to contribute to the field of colon and rectal surgery through scholarly activity, specifically through the products of peer reviewed manuscripts, presentation and curricula. Each resident will have completed one of these scholarly activities by the time of graduation.
  3. Graduate excellent, independent surgeons who will be leaders in colon and rectal surgery professional societies. Each resident will attend a society meeting during training.
  4. Produce surgeons who understand quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) are critical to advancing colon and rectal surgery healthcare. Each resident will graduate with a completed QI project designed to reduce health care disparities or improve patient care.
  5. We prepare surgeons to practice all aspects of the subspecialty of colon and rectal surgery. Our residents will exceed the amount of required procedures and diagnostic codes by 10% and score in the top 50% on the Inservice Examination.