Minimally Invasive Surgery

Fellowship Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery

The Brown University Medical School Division of Minimally Invasive Surgery provides a one-year fellowship to surgeons who have completed their residency training. The fellowship began in 1994 and has graduated one fellow per year.

Each fellow:

  • participates in approximately 400 general and advanced laparoscopic procedures per year.
  • gains exposure in all areas of laparoscopic surgery including antireflux surgery, solid organ surgery, colorectal surgery, common bile duct surgery, hernia surgery, gynecologic and colorectal surgery. About half of the procedures are general (gallbladder, diagnostic and appendectomy) and half are advanced procedures.
  • has responsibility during the year in general and trauma surgery in the department of general surgery and takes emergency room call one time per week.
  • is expected to develop and complete clinical and basic research projects and is responsible for the resident training program along with the other staff members.
  • participates in all workshops and conferences provided by the division during the year.
  • has gone on to academic or private practice.

Experience in flexible endoscopy is not an integral part of the fellowship experience but is available on request. Applications should be received by the division director prior to January 1 of the requested year. A cover letter and curriculum vitae should be included. Interviews will be conducted by invitation in March of that year.

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