Mayo Clinic Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery fellows during a procedure

Graduate medical education in surgery specialties at Mayo Clinic

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The Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, offers a one-year post-graduate experience that enhances your knowledge and skills in colon and rectal surgery with a strong emphasis on advanced minimally invasive surgical approaches.

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.

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)

During the program, you will develop a research interest, complete a project, and prepare presentations for national meetings. All prior fellows have given podium presentations at national meetings for AGES, SSAT, and ASCRS.

The Mayo Clinic way of graduate medical education ensures you will have the finest teaching and the broadest patient care experience possible during a busy, hands-on training program.

After the fellowship, you will have the skills necessary to perform advanced laparoscopic colorectal procedures.

Mayo Clinic Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery fellows during a procedure

Your training experience

As a fellow 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.

More about the curriculum


The Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgery Fellowship is accredited by The Fellowship Council as a colorectal and minimally invasive surgery fellowship.

Program history

The Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgery Fellowship began in 2004. We anticipate one fellow will complete the program annually.

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