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Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic | ASCRS

Program Director: 
Scott R. Kelley, MD
Mayo Clinic
200 First Street, SW
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rochester, MN 55901
United States
(507) 266-1149
(507) 284-1794

Number of Residents (per year): 3 (ACGME) 
                                                        2 (International)

Number of Faculty (ABCRS Certified): 10


Graduate Level 6        $70,086
Graduate Level 7        $72,419
Graduate Level 8        $75,214
Graduate Level 9        $77,929
Graduate Level 10      $80,617

Mission: Our mission, based on core principles of patient care, research, and education, is to provide colon and rectal surgery residents the highest quality educational experience for maximum practice readiness and leadership in the field of colon and rectal surgery. We provide a high volume one on one mentorship experience in state of the art facilities that encompass all aspects of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. 

Case Mix/Number of Cases: : Each resident performs an average of 180 anorectal operations, 150 colon resections, 80 minimally invasive colectomies, 33 low anterior resections, 15 APRs, 13 IPAA procedures, and 160 colonoscopic examinations.

Strengths of Program: The program is highly integrated between clinical practice, research and education. The Mayo Clinic is a referral center for a high volume of complex pelvic tumor management and IBD. Routine and complex anorectal disorders are also seen. A multidisciplinary approach involving IBD, colorectal neoplasia and oncology clinic exposes residents to pre and postoperative medical management. Residents are assigned to individual consultant services, which fosters a strong mentor-mentee relationship. The faculty is committed to both clinical practice and scientific advancement..

Clinic and/or Office Experience: Residents develop their surgical practice by seeing inpatient and outpatient consultations. Residents perform endoscopy weekly and evaluate new patients with the staff. The office practice is integrated with both the Departments of Gastroenterology and Oncology.

Interaction with General Surgery Residents: residents and medical students. The CRS residents are responsible for supervising and teaching the residents and students. In return, the junior residents and students assist in patient care. Senior level general surgery residents are not assigned to the same clinical service, and there is no competition for cases in the OR.

Conferences: There is an extensive schedule of didactic conferences in many surgical and medical subspecialties and basic sciences, to which all residents are invited. Conferences include weekly seminars sponsored by the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, where case presentations, clinical controversies and didactic lectures are given, as well as multidisciplinary GI neoplasia, IBD and tumor conferences and General Surgery Grand Rounds. A monthly journal club, Mock Orals and Radiology and Pathology conferences are also given. In addition, there is a visiting professor program in Rochester featuring outstanding and prominent surgeons from around the world.

Anorectal Physiology: Residents are exposed to anorectal manometry, endorectal ultrasound, colon transit studies, special radiologic studies, defecography, and biofeedback, which are performed within the institution.

Research Year: A research year is available; however, independent funding is required. If an applicant has a serious interest in research, a two-year appointment should be sought at the outset.

Requirement for Paper: Exceptionally efficient facilities are available for both clinical and/or basic research. Each resident is strongly encouraged to pursue a project of personal interest, to write a report suitable for publication, and to present the report at the annual meeting of the ASCRS or other national meetings.

Opportunity to Attend Meetings: The cost of a resident's attendance at a meeting for presentation of a paper is defrayed by the Mayo Clinic.