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Colorectal Surgery Elective

Director:  Kelly Tyler, MD

Location:   759 Chestnut Street, Springfield

Goals

This elective will familiarize the student with common colorectal and anorectal disorders and the surgical treatment of those disorders.  Additionally, the student will develop skills in abdominal and anorectal physical examination.

Objectives

The student will...

  • understand Colon and Rectal Cancer, staging, and the surgeries performed to treat Colorectal cancer.
  • observe and participate in office procedures and surgeries for common anorectal disorders.
  • understand other diseases affecting the colon such as colitis, diverticulitis, constipation, and how they are managed both conservatively and surgically.
  • attend Colorectal Clinic and gain experience in the outpatient management of many colorectal/anorectal disorders.
  • understand how to perform a thorough abdominal and anorectal examination.

Course Number

SGN-449-BA-C

Duration

4 weeks

Hours per Week

40

Night Call/Weekends

2 night calls
1 weekend

Capacity

2 student per Block

Alternate Dates
Available

Yes, at discretion of
The Director

Transportation
Required

No

On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.