2022-2023 Bariatrics Fellowship Opportunity Available – August 1, 2022
Bariatrics Fellowship Program at Rush University Medical Center (1-Year Fellowship)
The Rush University Medical Center Bariatrics fellowship program is designed to provide a well-rounded clinical training in minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery utilizing advanced laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, and flexible endoscopic techniques. The fellow gains a wealth of experience in the comprehensive evaluation and minimally invasive surgical management of morbid obesity, hernia, and benign diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract. A comprehensive curriculum guides and focuses the academic program. One fellow is accepted each academic year.
The mission of the fellowship program is to train future leaders in academic or community surgical practice with a renewing commitment to education and innovation in surgical clinical care. In keeping with this mission, ample opportunity is provided for the fellow to engage in academic pursuits, including dedicated time to research. Fellows are encouraged to submit at least two abstracts to national meetings during the fellowship year. Faculty provide mentorship, but an expectation is that at least one research project is fellow self-directed. As an instructor in the Department of Surgery, the fellow will be expected to model excellence in professionalism and to teach general surgery residents and students. To facilitate transition to independent practice, the fellow will be assigned acute care surgery call on an infrequent basis, with backup by fellowship faculty.
Licensure Requirements and Information:
• Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited General Surgery Residency program and should be
eligible to take the American Board of Surgery exam.
• The fellow is appointed as a Clinical Instructor at Rush University Medical Center and must be eligible and
receive an Illinois unrestricted medical license prior to the intended start date. For more information about the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, please visit their website at https://www.idfpr.com/profs/physicians.asp
• Applicants must meet all necessary credentialing guidelines of Rush University Medical Center.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit the following documents via email:
- Current CV
- Personal Statement
- Three letters of recommendations
- ABSITE scores
- USMLE scores
All questions and application materials should be sent to:
Davena Moore, Rush University Medical Center
Email: [email protected]