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Goals & Objectives

This is a one year fellowship program that is available to candidates who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in surgery, are eligible for certification by the American Board of Surgery, and desire additional training in advanced minimally invasive and gastrointestinal surgery. The overall goal of the fellowship is to develop academic general surgeons with an interest in advanced gastrointestinal surgical management and techniques. The program will teach advanced operative skills and patient management. It will further develop clinical research and teaching skills.

The fellowship will provide high quality postgraduate education leading to Fellowship Council certification in minimally invasive surgery. This is accomplished in an environment that provides the intellectual and emotional support necessary to become a skilled and effective minimally invasive surgeon. By the completion of the program the fellow should:

  • Develop and enhance operative technique and clinical skills in the pre- and post-operative management in advanced gastrointestinal, hepatopancreatobiliary, colorectal, hernia and solid organ surgery with a major emphasis on minimally invasive techniques and emerging technology.
  • Develop and implement research projects related to the content areas of the fellowship. Manuscript preparation, poster preparation, oral presentation, and/or book chapter preparation are expected.

The fellowship is overseen and administratively supported by the UFCOM-J Office of Educational Affairs.

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