This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in January 2006. The first trainee began in July 2006.
Prerequisite Training / Selection Criteria
The trainee would need to have completed at least three years of residency in general surgery, and therefore would be a candidate eligible for application to a pediatric surgical training program. It is also possible that such an individual will have already completed a general pediatric surgery residency and now desires specialty training in pediatric colorectal surgery.
Goals and Objectives
The pediatric colorectal training program allows individuals to participate in a broad clinical and academic experience available in pediatric colorectal surgery at the Colorectal Center for Children at Cincinnati Children’s, under the supervision of Alberto Peña and Marc Levitt, who are the director and associate director of this program. This position could be filled by a general surgery trainee who comes for a one-year colorectal experience, or by a trained pediatric surgeon who desires additional colorectal experience.
The goal of this position is to enable the trainee to gain expertise in pediatric colorectal surgery, which will enhance his or her opportunity for application for a more formal general pediatric surgery fellowship in the future. For those who have completed training in pediatric general surgery, this program will enhance their expertise in colorectal surgery in anticipation of a subspecialization in this area.
None at this time.