Colon Rectal Surgeons Inc.

Fellowship Program

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program

The Creighton University Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency was established in 1990. The goal of the training program is to train residents to become safe and effective Colon and Rectal Surgeons and to become certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
One clinical fellow is accepted annually and this resident works closely with five board certified colorectal surgeons. The Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery also offers a one year research position.


Operative Experience:

Average resident operative log over past years (2007-2010)

>300 Abdominal Cases

  • 80 Laparoscopic colon and rectal resections
  • 12 Ileoanal pouches
  • 21 APRs
  • 35 LARs
  • 12 TEMs (Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery)

> 200 Anorectal Cases

  • 54 Hemorrhoidectomies
  • 43 Fistula Surgeries

>300 Endoscopies

  • 96 Snare Polypectomies
  • 166 Diagnostic Colonoscopies Teaching Conferences

Teaching Conferences:

  • Weekly Didactic Lecture Series
  • Weekly Clinical Preoperative Preparation, Indications and Complex Cases Conference
  • Weekly Fellowship Colon and Rectal Surgery Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Weekly Anorectal Physiology (Manometry, EMG, Pudendal Nerves, and Dynamic Proctography) Transanal and Tranrectal Ultrasound Conference
  • Bi-weekly Multidisciplinary Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer Tumor Board Conference
  • Monthly Journal Club (Evidence Based Reviews in Colon and Rectal Surgery)

Application Process:

Residents for both the clinical position and research position are competitively chosen through the National Residency Match Program. Please contact www.nrmp.org for electronic submission of an application. You will also need to submit a completed ERAS application,
www.aamc.org/programs/eras/.

Applications for each academic year, which begins on July 1st, should be completed by August of the previous year. If you are considered for a fellowship position, you will be invited to visit Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for an interview. Interviews are conducted from September through October each year.

Program Contact:

Loretta Melichar
Program Coordinator, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
402-343-1122
crs@colonrectalsurgeons.com

Program Director:

Jennifer S. Beaty, M.D., FACS
Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Creighton University School of Medicine
Colon and Rectal Surgery
9850 Nicholas Street, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68114
402-343-1122

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