This one-year ACGME accredited program prepares physicians for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS). Our program is enhanced through collaboration with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.
As a tertiary care referral center, we offer broad and significant program experience balanced with high case volume including:
In addition, the resident rotates one session per week (half day) in the outpatient clinic and approximately one session per week performing endoscopies. Pelvic Floor experience occurs at the Massachusetts General Hospital once a month. At the conclusion of the year, the resident will have had exposure to all colorectal disease problems and a rich operative experience in minimally invasive and open surgical techniques.
All residents are required to submit an abstract for presentation at the annual meeting of the ABCRS. All residents are encouraged to write one manuscript and one book chapter. Collaboration is an essential part of the experience at BWH.
Residents are also supported to attend the annual meeting of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons and the meeting of the Colon & Rectal Surgery Society of New England, both in the spring. Other courses for specialized training are offered on a case-by-case basis.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a scientific, clinical and academic institution with a long history of firsts. We foster a shared commitment to predict, prevent, and treat the world’s toughest diseases. Our collaborations are changing the future of medicine, in Boston and beyond.
Our culture in providing excellence in patient care, teaching and research affords an exceptional environment for clinical training and participation in exciting advances in basic and clinical research.
Committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of surgeons and leaders in medicine, our faculty is comprised of experienced clinicians who impart a breadth of knowledge and expertise during clinical rounds and in clinics. In addition, basic and clinical research mentors provide many research opportunities for residents and fellows.
Ronald Bleday, MD Division Chief and Program Director
Jennifer Lynn Irani, MD Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Joel Edward Goldberg, MD Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Nelya Melnitchouk, MD Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital is located in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts. It is Harvard Medical School's second largest teaching affiliate. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.
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Each July, we begin the recruitment season for residency positions to begin on August 1st of the following academic year. All resident applicants must register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) in addition to requesting an application from the AAMC ERAS electronic residency application system. Programs participating in ERAS may only accept those application materials sent electronically through ERAS. We will not accept any additional supporting documents by mail.
We require the following documents to be available for download through ERAS for a complete application to be reviewed:
Our deadline for receipt of your colorectal surgery residency application and all supporting documents is July 31.
Each application is reviewed in its entirety with an eye toward a combination of overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character.
We interview approximately 20-25 candidates for the colorectal program each year. All invitations are sent through email via ERAS after our deadline. We contact all candidates with an invitation or decline.
Interviews will take place on September 14, 2017 and September 26, 2017, with a social event the night prior to the interviews.
Please contact Brigham and Women's Hospital Surgery Education Office with any further questions at 617-732-6861 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants start the interview day at 11:30am on September 14th and at 8:00am on September 26th. The interview day begins with a presentation by Dr. Ronald Bleday, the program director, and continues with interviews with division faculty. The current fellow will be available throughout the day to answer questions and give tours. We anticipate the interview day concluding by 5:00PM on 9/14 and by 1:00PM on 9/26.
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