Colon Rectal Surgery

Rotation:  SUR 401-1

Length: 4 weeks

Goals:  An exposure to surgical patients in the office and hospital to gain familiarity with a variety of disease states. This is accomplished through direct preceptorship with the attending.

Additional Information and Description: The weekly schedule will be seeing patients in the office two days a week and operating three days a week. The student will see the patient as either a new patient, follow up or post op. In this way you will follow the progression of the patient throughout treatment and learn and understand various disease states. You will gain an understanding of the operating room protocols with direct hands on experience by assisting with procedures both in the operating room and minor surgery in the office.

The student will also give a series of interactive PowerPoint presentations on various surgical diseases to get a more detailed understanding of common diseases.

At the conclusion of the rotation each student will be familiar with assisting in surgery and be comfortable as a first assist in minor cases and a second assist in major cases. The student will also understand the work up and treatment of common anal pathology as well as colon and rectal cancers. From this rotation, no matter what field the student chooses, he/she will then be comfortable talking to their patient about treatment and outcomes in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases.

Recommended Reading: 

The Absite Review
ASCRS Textbook of Surgery