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Colon and Rectal Surgery Division Education

In addition to contributing to the education of medical students and general surgery residents, the Division offers an independent, accredited one-year colon and rectal surgery residency. This clinical residency is designed to prepare the surgeon for the pursuit of an academic career in colon and rectal surgery equally as well as for private practice as a colon and rectal surgeon.

The content of the educational experience is directed toward fulfilling the requirements of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Residents gain operative experience through a large volume of diverse surgical procedures, including reconstructive anorectal surgery, surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, emergency colon resections, ambulatory anorectal surgery, and all aspects of office and endoscopic procedures.

Our state-of-the-art Anorectal Physiology Laboratory provides advanced diagnostic capabilities, and serves as a strong educational resource for residents. Our new Surgical Skills Center offers residents essential training experience by means of surgical simulation of laparoscopic colorectal surgery. (See Stony Brook study abstract that was presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons: “Simulated Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy Training: Responsiveness of Surgery Residents”.)