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Program Highlights


Academic expectations

  • Research
    • Submit abstract (s) to  ASCRS*, ACS, DDW, ASA, New England Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Manuscript ready for submission
    • Expenses will be covered for podium presentation
    • Project will be assigned prior to starting fellowship
    • Submission of abstract from research project to national meeting
  • General Surgery Grand Rounds- topic and time TBD
  • Colorectal Residents Annual Career Course (paid)
  • Program Evaluation Committee – CRS
  • Advanced Robotics Course/Curriculum

Clinical sites

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
    • University Campus (388 beds)
    • Memorial Campus (385 beds)
    • Hahnemann Campus
    • Milford Regional Medical Center
  • Milford Regional Medical Center
  • Outpatient visits
    • Belmont Street
    • Faculty clinics
    • ARP lab
    • Milford Regional Medical Center

Conference schedule

  • General Surgery M&M: Every Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Grand Rounds: Every Wednesday at 7 a.m.
  • CRS Teleconference with Lahey, RI, Baystate and BI): Fourth Wednesday monthly at 8 a.m.
  • irritable bowel disease case conference : First Thursday monthly at 5 p.m.
  • GI Pathology: every eight weeks
  • GI Tumor Board: Every Friday at noon
  • Core curriculum/clinical correlation: Every Thursday at 6:30 a.m.
  • Journal Club: every eight weeks
  • Complications Conference: every six weeks

Team structure

  • Mentor/mentee relationship
    • Will be responsible for endoscopy/clinic/surgeries of assigned rotation only
  • Two teams
    • JAM/JSD
    • KA/PS
    • Teams switch at end of the month
  • Team makeup
    • Discharge summaries, progress notes, orders, drain removal, etc., by junior residents and physician assistant
    • Fellow/junior
    • Chief/junior
    • PA helps with daily inpatient care and activities for both teams