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Program Manager, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program
Maria Isabel Otero, C-TAGME
Phone: 305-585-1280
Email: motero@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
We participate in the National Residency Matching Program. All of our categorical and advanced training class positions are filled through the NRMP. We do not offer out-of-match positions.

How to Apply:
Applications are accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from July to August. Interviews are conducted from August to September.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

1475 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

5555 Ponce De Leon Boulevard

Coral Gables, FL 33146

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UHealth Tower

1400 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete Step 1, 2 and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination prior to acceptance into the program.

Postgraduate Training:
Applicants must have successfully completed a residency program in surgery of no less than five years of progressive education. All required clinical education must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an American Osteopathic Association-approved residency program, a program with ACGME International Advanced Specialty accreditation or a residency program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide an educational experience that will allow fellows to acquire the fund of knowledge and clinical/surgical skills to function independently in the field of colon and rectal surgery. This goal will be achieved through didactic sessions, hands-on experience, laboratory and virtual skills training and participation in clinical conferences and research.

The resident will be given increasing responsibility during the year of training based on the faculty’s assessment of the individual level of competence.

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide an educational experience that will allow fellows to acquire the fund of knowledge and clinical/surgical skills to function independently in the field of colon and rectal surgery. This goal will be achieved through didactic sessions, hands-on experience, laboratory and virtual skills training and participation in clinical conferences and research.

The resident will be given increasing responsibility during the year of training based on the faculty’s assessment of the individual level of competence.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is a multi-faceted practice that specializes and cares for patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus at several hospital sites throughout the Greater Miami Area. The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is part of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and consists of academic surgeons who are diplomats of and/or eligible for the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Program Director’s Welcome

Our Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is a multi-faceted practice that specializes and cares for patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus at several hospital sites throughout the Greater Miami Area. The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is part of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and consists of academic surgeons who are diplomats of and/or eligible for the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

The responsibilities of these physicians include teaching the principles of colon and rectal surgery to surgical fellows and medical students during their clinical years. The attending physicians also run a busy clinical practice. This clinical practice encompasses patient care at several institutions including Jackson Memorial Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UHealth Tower, a University of Miami Hospital and Clinics Facility. In addition to Jackson Memorial Hospital and UHealth Tower, a very busy outpatient clinic service is provided by the colorectal division at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, with current plans to expand outpatient care and screening for colorectal cancer to the community.

The division also runs a busy inpatient hospital census and service treating diseases limited to the colon, rectum and anus, including acute and chronic surgical problems, as well as the medical management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

Our division remains committed to providing a high level of patient care in addition to educating fellows, medical students and the neighboring community. Daily teaching rounds with staff physicians and surgical fellows and medical students, as well as weekly conferences relating to colorectal disease, are held. We are also continuously striving to pursue advances in the field of colon and rectal surgery through ongoing clinical research.

-Floriano Marchetti, MD

Description

The division also runs a busy inpatient hospital census and service treating diseases limited to the colon, rectum and anus, including acute and chronic surgical problems, as well as the medical management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

Our division remains committed to providing a high level of patient care in addition to educating fellows, medical students and the neighboring community. Daily teaching rounds with staff physicians and surgical fellows and medical students, as well as weekly conferences relating to colorectal disease, are held. We are also continuously striving to pursue advances in the field of colon and rectal surgery through ongoing clinical research.

-Floriano Marchetti, MD

Fast Facts

ACGME Accredited?

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

1

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

#1 in nation for robotic colorectal surgeries (Intuitive Surgical)

Very busy inpatient & outpatient services with diversity of cases seen

Weekly conferences & ongoing clinical research

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program relies heavily on the clinical practice of colon and rectal surgery. The CRS resident will maintain a vital role on the colon and rectal surgery service, also known as the Elective 3 surgical service. This service has a general surgical chief resident, and, as such, there will be specific responsibilities for patient care that will be given to each resident.

The CRS resident will attend a faculty member’s private clinic when operative cases do not require their presence. The CRS resident and the general surgery chief resident will not participate together on the same operative case, except in instances where a surgical team would be used. In these instances the CRS resident and general surgery chief resident will perform separate portions of the surgical procedure. All clinical activities of the CRS resident will be overseen by one of the faculty.

The program allows for extensive experience in all aspects of colon and rectal surgery, including office-based practice and anorectal physiology; anorectal surgery; endoscopic ultrasound; lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and major abdominal surgery with a particular attention to minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy and robotics).

The CRS resident will be involved in hospital care and the preoperative evaluation of surgical patients, as well as postoperative management and follow up. Inpatient and emergency room consultations will play an integral part in this advanced training.

Ultimately, the CRS resident must obtain competency in the following six areas as defined by the ACGME: interpersonal and communication skills; medical knowledge; patient care; practice-based learning and improvement; professionalism and systems-based practice.

Your Faculty

Luanne Force, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Surgery

Vanessa Hui, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Surgery

Floriano Marchetti, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Surgery
Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program

Nivedeh Paluvoi, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Surgery

Laurence Sands, MD, MBA
Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery