This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in January 2006. The first trainee began in July 2006.
One or two years. The second year is optional and would include an opportunity to obtain a Master’s Degree as an incidental component to the training.
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
We have established a pediatric colorectal training program in which individuals participate in the broad clinical and academic experience now available in pediatric colorectal surgery with the creation of the Colorectal Center for Children at CCHMC, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Frischer, who is the director of this program. This position could be filled by a general surgery trained individual who comes for a one year colorectal experience, and would serve as the pediatric colorectal surgery fellow, 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 their opportunity for application for a more formal general pediatric surgery fellowship in the future, or if they have already completed training in pediatric general surgery, will enhance their expertise in colorectal surgery in anticipation of a sub specialization in this area.
None at this time.