Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Fellows / Gastroenterology Fellowship Program / Curriculum / Colorectal Surgery Elective Colorectal Surgery Elective Overview Comprehensive 2-week clinical experience in colorectal surgery and anorectal diseases during the third fellowship year. Focuses on learning the clinical considerations in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of diseases of the anus, colon and rectum as viewed from a surgical perspective. Fellows will have exposure to commonly encountered medical and surgical disorders that are diagnosed and treated by colorectal surgeons, many of which will also be encountered in a general gastroenterology practice. Principal Teaching/Learning Activities Two weeks of in-person clinical time with Colorectal Surgery faculty both in the clinical office and procedure suite settings, as well as opportunities to shadow in the operating room. Problem Mix/Patient Characteristics/Types of Encounters Adult ambulatory outpatients seen by the Colorectal Surgery department at URMC.