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
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Program = 0603021035 - Creighton University Program
|Index Area||Index Procedure||Prog AVE||Min Req|
|Anorectal Procs||Hemorrhoidectomy - excisional any kind, PPH||48.0||20|
|Fistula Management, Complex||20.0||10|
|Fecal Incontinence Procedures||7.0||2|
|Other Anorectal Procedure||19.0||–|
|Subtotal - Anorectal Procedures||170.0||60|
|Abdominal Procs||Segmental Colectomy (incl Ileocolic resectn)||87.0||50|
|Low Anterior Resection (total)||25.0||20|
|- Proct with ileostomy||7.0||–|
|- Proct with ileoanal reservoir||6.0||5|
|Prolapse repair (total)||19.0||6|
|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|
|- 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|
|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|
|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: 1
- Reporting Period: Total Experience of Residents Completing Programs in 2016-2017
- Residency Review Committee for Colon and Rectal Surgery
- Report Date: September 11, 2017
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-employed 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.
- Educate residents to be excellent practitioners of colon and rectal surgery who are transformative healthcare 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.
- 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.
- Graduate excellent, independent surgeons who will be leaders in colon and rectal surgery professional societies. Each resident will attend a society meeting during training.
- 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 or research project designed to reduce health care disparities or improve patient care.
- 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.
Zachary Torgersen, MD
Creighton University School of Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery
9850 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68114
Monday-Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm