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Surgery, Colon and Rectal (Minnesota)


This course encompasses clinical activity in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Specific goals

  1. Gain experience diagnosing, evaluating, and examining patients with disorders of the colon and rectum.
  2. Participate in the operating room, as well as preoperative and postoperative care, under the guidance of residents/fellows and consultants.
  3. Manage patients under close supervision preoperatively and post-operatively.

Activity outline

Students are assigned to one surgeon. They work with this surgeon and his/her team in the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients.

Method of evaluation

The resident staff and assigned consultants evaluate students on their clinical service.

If you are interested in meeting with the General Surgery Residency leadership, an informational session can be arranged. Please note this meeting is to discuss any questions you may have about the General Surgery Residency program. This meeting will not be considered an interview for the General Surgery Residency program, and completing a visiting medical student clerkship at Mayo Clinic does not guarantee you an interview spot.