Oregon Health & Science University Colorectal Fellowship
Program Director: Kim Lu, M.D.
Coordinator: Erin Anderson
Address: OHSU Department of Surgery
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd., Mailcode L223
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 494-7344
Fax: (503) 494-5615
Number of Residents (per year; July 1 to June 30): 1
Application process: Applications only accepted through ERAS. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview in the late summer/early fall.
Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 7
Dependent upon PGY level; 2011-2012 range: $62,200 to $68,200
Case mix/number of cases: Approximately 1100 for the year, including anorectal procedures, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy,and abdominal procedures (open and laparoscopic).
Strengths of program: The colorectal fellow rotates at four different hospitals (including HMO, University, and Private Practice), thus benefitting from exposure to a wide variety of practice opportunities and educational models. Weekly sessions with the Program Director allow for direct feedback and mentorship. The Portland Citywide Colorectal Journal Club facilitates communication between surgeons across the city of Portland, and fosters a sharing of ideas and healthy debate.Close collaboration with colleagues across disciplines is a strength of OHSU's and emphasizes a team approach to patient care.
Clinic or office experience: Fellow is required to attend clinic according to faculty schedules and will assume primary responsibility for diagnostic work-up and treatment plans.
Interaction with general surgery residents: The colorectal fellow will be part of the surgical team and thus will interact with general surgery residents and medical students. The fellow will be expected to participate in teaching opportunities of the daily care of surgical patients.
Conferences: Includes weekly GI oncology conference, weekly meeting with Program Director, weekly formal teaching conference; service-specific, weekly M&M, monthly Portland Citywide Colorectal Journal Club.
Anorectal physiology availability: Yes
Outside rotations: Not available.
Research year: Not available.
Requirement for paper:Yes, the colorectal fellow will be allowed one afternoon per week that will be protected for clinical research. The submission of an abstract to the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and/or the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a requirement for graduation from this program.
Opportunity to attend meetings: Yes