Colon and rectal surgery fellows and faculty talking about a case in the hallway at Mayo Clinic

Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona offers a one-year Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship for trainees seeking to further develop their expertise in colon and rectal surgery.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Exposure to all laparoscopic procedures on the colorectal service
  • Performing preoperative examinations in the outpatient clinic
  • Postoperative care planning and postoperative management
  • Personalized career development opportunities
  • Substantial research opportunities through a research project and presentations at internal and external conferences
  • Working one-on-one with double-boarded faculty (American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American Board of Surgery)
  • Notable time with endoscopy, gynecology, and radiology


The Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship fulfills the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program history

An iteration of the program, accredited by the Fellowship Council, began in 2004 with one fellow graduating each year.  In July 2024, the ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship is anticipated to begin, with one fellow graduating annually.

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