Fellowship Training Programs
Advanced GI Surgery and MIS Fellowship
DURATION: 2 years, (Start date: July 1st) *** One position is available per year.
This program is for any individual who has completed 5 years in a general surgery residency (United States, Canada, or abroad). Applicants must have superior skills in laparoscopic and open surgical techniques, as well as documentation of excellent teaching skills. In addition, applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. There will be two fellows during one academic year, one fellow in his/her second year (“senior”), and one fellow in his/her first year (“junior”).
The program aims to train general surgeons to perform advanced and complex cases in various areas of the gastrointestinal tract and abdominal wall. The fellow should be exposed to and participate in a minimum of 150 cases per year (300 for the two years of the fellowship) in the area of bariatrics, advanced minimally invasive surgery, HPB, flexible endoscopy, complex laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs, and/or advanced colorectal surgery.
The program will provide in-depth experience in the pre- and post-operative management of patients who have complex gastrointestinal abdominal pathology, as well as acquisition of technical skills within those areas. Exposure to techniques in these domains with both open and minimally invasive approaches will allow the fellow at the end of the program to complete all these tasks independently.
MEDICAL SCHOOL AFFILIATION
We are an integral part of the University Of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.
PRIMARY INSTITUTION WHERE FELLOW WILL WORK
University of Illinois at Chicago: this is a University Teaching 400-bed hospital with a very busy Minimally Invasive Surgery service.
SECONDARY INSTITUTION WHERE FELLOW WILL WORK
Little Company of Mary Hospital