The academic curriculum is based on the "Core Curriculum for Colon and Rectal Surgery; Knowledge Essentials for Residency Training" developed by the Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal surgery.
The colon and rectal surgical fellow leads the Colon and Rectal Surgical Service at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. This provides for training in inpatient and outpatient surgical and endoscopic procedures. The fellow staffs the Outpatient Clinic, under supervision of attending staff, where patients with colon and rectal surgical problems are seen on referral from other resident clinics. Time is spent each week in the private office of an attending colon and rectal surgeon for exposure to office practice as well as the business aspects of running a private medical practice.
- Monday - colon and rectal teaching conference
- Tuesday - general surgery M&M and grand rounds
- Wednesday - multidisciplinary tumor board and clinic followed by resident staff clinic
- Thursday - surgical quality assessment committee
- Friday - teaching rounds
Journal Club meets monthly in a faculty home.