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Hi,

I skillfully cut and paste some of the stuff from the other thread.....skillfully.....

I also added six ******* to ensure authenticity to this official thread.

Please feel free to discuss ongoing CRS fellowship interview invites in this thread.

Thanks, and good luck on the trail!



  1. I definitely think we should revive the thread. I have heard from these programs so far:

    University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
    University of Texas - Houston
    Orlando
    Southern Illinois
    LSU - Shreveport
    St. Marks in Salt Lake City

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    That's a great outcome already. Congrats! Which of the Orlando programs have you heard from? I think there are two of them there. It's interesting that all these programs have already started communicating interviews - I mean, it's been just over a week since the ERAS opened for application submission.

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    The Orlando Health program. Anybody hear from anywhere else?

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    I believe most will send out invites starting August.

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    Heard from Thomas Jefferson University (PA) yesterday.

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    Rutgers UMDNJ sent out interviews as well

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    So I guess so far these are the programs that sent out interviews:

    University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
    University of Texas - Houston
    Orlando Health
    Southern Illinois
    LSU - Shreveport
    St. Marks in Salt Lake City
    Rutgers
    Thomas Jefferson

    Anyone has more info ?

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    Has Rutgers sent interview dates as an FYI or actual invites? I got an email from them saying they'd offer interviews on certain dates after reviewing completed applications.

  1. New to the forum, in the pool this year. To add to the list of programs that have sent out invites the only one I haven't seen listed previously was

    St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT

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    Rutgers sents actual invites.

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    Univ of Chicago has sent invites.

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    Baylor has sent invites as well

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    Penn State has sent out invites, Cleveland Clinic FL has as well

    University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
    University of Texas - Houston
    Orlando Health
    Southern Illinois
    LSU - Shreveport
    St. Marks in Salt Lake City
    Rutgers (RMJMS)
    Thomas Jefferson
    St. Francis (CT)
    U Chicago
    Baylor
    Louisville

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    Jackson memorial - Miami
    USC Keck

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    Creighton has sent invites.

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    Hello fellow applicants.

    Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Mount Carmel in Columbus, Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OHSU, Stroger Cook County has sent invites.

    How many programs did you guys apply to? I applied to 29.

    Keep the thread alive!!!

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    I heard from someone yesterday that LIJ School of Medicine (NY) sent invites too.

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    Case has sent invites

    I applied to 22 programs

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Programs that have sent invites so far:
  1. University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
  2. University of Texas - Houston
  3. Orlando Health
  4. Southern Illinois
  5. LSU - Shreveport
  6. St. Marks in Salt Lake City
  7. Rutgers (RMJMS)
  8. Thomas Jefferson
  9. St. Francis (CT)
  10. U Chicago
  11. Baylor Dallas
  12. U Louisville
  13. U Penn
  14. U Mass
  15. Case
  16. North Shore LIJ
  17. Cleveland Clinic Florida
  18. Swedish Seattle
  19. Mount Carmel Columbus
  20. Grant Medical Center in Columbus
  21. Oregon Health Sciences University
  22. Stroger Cook County
  23. Jackson memorial - Miami
  24. USC Keck
  25. Creighton
  26. Cedar-Sinai (Los Angeles)
 

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In addition to those listed
- Penn State Hershey
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- Grand Rapids/Michigan State (Ferguson)
- Henry Ford/Wayne State
- CRC Orlando
 
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Mount Sinai and Brigham have sent invites.
anyone hear from new york presbyterian ?
 
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havent heard from them yet.

have heard from: UT houson, Lehigh Valley, St Vincent, Ochsner
 

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When are the interview dates for Cleveland Clinic Ohio ?
 

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How many interviews are you guys doing? What's a good target?
 
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I heard from stony brook and I heard that buffalo sent out invites but I didn't apply there.

I am going on 14..
 
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Texas Presbyterian has sent invites. Going on 20 interviews but may cancel some towards the end.
 
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Northside (Atlanta) is out with invites. Any others that folks haven't yet heard from?
 
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I guess everyone has abandoned this site for the 2015 colorectal surgery Facebook page. In case anyone is still visiting this site, congrats to those who matched. To those who didn't, please don't lose hope. If you're truly passionate about this specialty, keep at it and you will achieve your dream. Before you reapply though, pass your gen surg boards (both written and verbal). Without becoming board certified in gen surg, no program will consider your application. You have several options to strengthen your CV before reapplying next year:

1. Spend a few months to find a research position or unaccredited/MIS fellowship in colorectal surgery, preferably at one of the programs that also has an accredited spot, which you can pursue immediately post residency. Some programs may not advertise such opportunities openly, so best to talk to your attendings to help you network with their colleagues at accredited programs to help find such opportunities. Alternatively, call the various program directors yourself and inquire or propose an arrangement that some program directors may not have considered. If someone offers you an unpaid position, accept it in lieu of mentorship and guidance and the opportunity to do research or clinical work with them, and try to supplement your experience with locums assignments (believe me, they pay exceptionally well, in some cases, better than full time gen surg jobs) to support yourself financially.

2. Try to publish as many abstracts/papers and attend as many regional society colorectal meetings (and preferably, present at these meetings) as possible. Regional meetings are small enough to allow for good personal interactions, which the annual ASCRS meeting doesn't allow for (not to say you shouldn't attend that either). Most regional society meetings are open to anyone from any part of the country.

3. Also look at the NIH and places like MD Anderson for colorectal research opportunities.

4. Pursue a general surgery opportunity for a year or two and then reapply.

One thing to be very careful about as you pursue a research or unaccredited/MIS fellowship opportunity - do as much due diligence on the faculty at whichever place you are considering. You don't want to end up at a place with a malicious environment (and believe me, there are many such institutions). It will kill your sense of self worth and self confidence, and most likely not garner you much support in your endeavor - simply not worth it. At the same time, there are many practices/programs where faculty are very encouraging and supportive, and genuinely want to help you succeed. Just fish around for information by asking your colleagues, fellow alumns, friends of friends, attendings, etc. Find yourself a colorectal surgeon for a mentor who will stand behind you every step of the way - this is probably the most important thing you will need as you reattempt. Good luck in your future endeavors and may you achieve whatever you're most passionate about.