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Colon and Rectal Surgery


  1. To gain an appreciation of surgery as a body of knowledge that incorporates operative techniques, anatomy, physiology, and pathology relative to diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.
  2. To increase knowledge in preoperative and postoperative care.
  3. To expose students to surgical office practice of proctology.
  4. Familiarity with endoscopic techniques.
  5. To participate in acute critical care.
  6. To expand manual skills of wound care and invasive body techniques.


  1. Participation in admission, preoperative, operative therapy, and postoperative care of the surgical patient.
    a.  Elective and emergency patient.
    b.  Admission history and physical examination.
    c.  Planning and participation in diagnostic workup.
    d.  Participation in-office patient evaluation and procedures.
    e.  Attendance and participation in surgical conferences.
  2. Read appropriate current surgical literature.
  3. The student may be required to submit an essay paper upon request.

Night Call/Special Requirements:

Night call is every 3rd night, covering emergency and/or ICU responsibilities.

Responsible Faculty/Rank:

  1. Erica L Laipply, M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery, NEOMED
  2. Michael J. Cullado, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, NEOMED

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