Rotation Overview

Residents work closely with faculty for the colon and rectal surgery residency program at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in all settings, including the outpatient office, the operating room, the endoscopy suite and inpatient units. Residents are involved on a daily basis, in all patient care activities. The curriculum has been carefully designed to provide an excellent clinical, didactic and research experience for colon and rectal surgery residents.

There is protected time for didactic conferences specifically tailored to the education of the residents.

This includes:

  • Case management teleconference with other sites
  • Colorectal cancer multidisciplinary conference conference
  • Core curriculum lectures
  • General Surgery including CRS Grand rounds
  • Inflammatory bowel disease multidisciplinary conference
  • Journal Club
  • CRS Morbidity and mortality conferences
  • CRS Department Research meetings
  • Visiting professor conferences

Residents are required to perform at least one clinical research project during the year. Research topics are formulated and faculty mentors identified via group discussion with the residents and faculty. The abstract from this work should be submitted for consideration of presentation at a peer-reviewed national or international meeting. The manuscript should also be submitted for consideration for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. 

We are committed to maintaining 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.