Resident Training Program

The colon and rectal surgery residency program at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides a dynamic educational experience for the resident. The duration of the residency is 12 months.

The faculty in the Department of Colon & Rectal Surgery comprises the largest group of colon and rectal surgeons in New England. We are dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research and education of colon and rectal residents, general surgery residents and medical students. The faculty have made a commitment to work together closely to support a colon and rectal surgery residency program, and foster clinical and academic excellence.

The residents are based at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. The institution has a general surgical residency program and has academic affiliation with Tufts University School of Medicine. Lahey attracts a large volume of medical students from Tufts and other institutions rotating on the surgical service. The academic environment at the institution is outstanding, and the academic mission is supported strongly by the administration. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center supports residency programs in numerous other specialties, including gastroenterology, internal medicine, radiology and other surgical disciplines.

All of our residents become proficient in the care of patients with complex colorectal disease. Residents who matriculate in our program will benefit from a high volume of tertiary care cases, an intense experience in advanced laparoscopic intestinal procedures, and a high volume of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal malignancy. Involvement in ongoing clinical research efforts, both local and multi-institutional, exposes the resident to investigation in the colorectal field, and hopefully spurs future independent investigation.

The faculties are committed to create and maintain a vibrant, first-rate colon and rectal surgery residency program that provides excellent clinical education, stimulates critical thinking and spurs further research in colorectal disease.

The department offers an ACGME-approved, one-year residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the PGY-6 level. Two positions are offered each year. See application details.

Any questions should be directed to [email protected].