Colon and Rectal Surgery resident and faculty member speak with a patient in a clinical room at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers excellent clinical teaching from experts in the field of colorectal surgery. Mayo Clinic's favorable faculty ratio, large patient population, and state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities combine to create a truly integrated educational experience. The "Mayo Clinic Way" of graduate medical education ensures that you have the finest teaching and broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on training program.

Highlights of the program include:

  • A training curriculum that qualifies residents for certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • The opportunity to participate in the surgical care of patients with a wide variety of colorectal pathology
  • A rotation schedule based on a one-to-one membership model
  • The opportunity to work in a group practice that exhibits a team-based and multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Core faculty that have experience in complex inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery, recurrent rectal cancer, and Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosolized Chemotherapy (PIPAC)
  • Ample scholarly activities
  • An extensive schedule of didactic conferences which all residents are invited to attend
  • A quarterly journal club and mock oral examinations
  • A cadaver-based educational curriculum that includes robotics, open, pelvic, and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)

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Colon and Rectal Surgery residents collaborate in the hallway at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.

Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

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Dorin Colibaseanu, M.D.

Director's welcome

Our residents are trained to be leaders in their communities in surgical practice, quality, and safety. Under our one-to-one mentorship model, you will receive personalized world-class training from well-respected surgeons in the field of colon and rectal surgery.

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


After successfully completing the program, residents are eligible to take the qualifying exam offered by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

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