MIS Fellowship: Teaching Activities

The fellow teaches surgical residents, enabling them to acquire basic laparoscopic skills through direct teaching in the operating room. On appropriate cases with junior residents, the fellow is allowed to assume the role of the teaching surgeon in basic and straightforward advanced MIS cases. These cases will allow the development of clinical teaching skills and confidence that will be particularly useful for those fellows who assume a more prominent role in academic surgery after the fellowship.

The Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery offers courses in laparoscopic and hand-assisted colorectal surgery and laparoscopic ventral hernia repair and one- or two-day fellowships in advanced laparoscopy surgery and bariatric surgery for community, academic and resident surgeons. The clinical fellow has the opportunity to serve as faculty for these courses or to enroll in these minimally invasive courses at the discretion of the faculty.