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Benign anorectal/colonic disorders, functional disorders and malignant disease of the colon, rectum and anus

To thoroughly understand the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of these disorders and to demonstrate technique mastery of the surgical aspects of treatment.

Structure of Activities
Under the supervision of the full-time faculty, the resident will evaluate and treat patients with the full spectrum of small bowel, colon and rectal, and anal disorders. The evaluation of the patients takes place in many sites, including all 5 University of Louisville-affiliated hospitals, a private office, the University of Louisville clinic and the VA proctology clinic. The varied demographic differences reflected in these different venues provides the resident with a rich and varied experience.


  1. Patient Care
    • Appropriate manual dexterity
    • Development and execution of patient care plans in the outpatient and inpatient
    • Clinical judgment

  2. Medical Knowledge
    • Fund of knowledge/literature
    • Attendance at conferences
    • Other reading

  3. Practice-based learning and improvement
    • Knowledge of evidence-based medicine
    • Practice outcomes (M&M Conference)/li>
    • Commitment to life-long learning/self-improvement
    • Interpersonal and communication skills
    • Communication with health care professionals
    • Counsel/educate patient/families
    • Document practice activities
    • Ability to teach students

  4. Professionalism
    • Ethical behavior
    • Continuity of care
    • Sensitivity to others
    • Leadership

  5. System-based practice
    • Cost effective/quality patient care
    • Knowledge of risk/benefit analysis
    • Role of health care providers in management

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