Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship

Each of our fellows performs up to 1,200 surgeries and procedures.

Our one-year fellowship in colon and rectal surgery is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and boasts a 100 percent pass rate for ABCRS Qualifying Exam and ABCRS Certifying Exam for the past five years.

We accept three fellows per year. Eligible candidates must have completed a five-year residency program in general surgery.


Each fellow performs up to 1,200 surgeries and procedures, including:

  • 300 to 400 major abdominal procedures
  • 300 to 400 anorectal procedures
  • 400 to 600 colonoscopies

In addition to the active inpatient service, residents treat outpatients in a weekly clinic and assist surgeons in the practices.

Fellows also participate in various clinical trials at Baylor Scott & White Health research facilities.

Fellows attend weekly didactic conferences encompassing all aspects of colorectal disease, including radiology and pathology. Fellows also attend a biweekly gastrointestinal cancer conference and book conference, as well as a bimonthly journal club.

A weekly basic science conference gives the residents experience in presenting basic colorectal diseases in a faculty-supported, high-level conversation. Case management conferences bring difficult cases for discussion in the areas of IBD, pelvic floor disorders, stage diseases, and emergency and elective settings. The multidisciplinary team discussions of all colorectal cancer cases provide decision-making for cancer cases.

  • Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Baylor University Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education (GME) is committed to advancing and passionately promoting a training environment where all feel welcomed and valued.
    A culture of inclusion encourages innovation, and is a catalyst for building dynamic teams that serve our communities.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2019.

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Medical student performance evaluation
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Photograph
  • USMLE Step I, II and III score reports or COMLEX scores
  • Training director letter
  • Two additional letters of recommendation from attending supervisor

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Preston Léger
Program Administrator
Phone: 214.820.4543

Verification Requests: BUMCGMEVerifications@BSWHealth.org

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program
Baylor University Medical Center
Roberts Hospitals, Suite 1013
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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