Tulane University Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship Program
2020-2021 Fellowship Year Position Available
The Division of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Tulane University currently offers both clinical and research fellowships focused on minimally invasive, robotic and bariatric surgery. The program is currently non-accredited by the Fellowship Council.
Applicants must have an interest in developing advanced skills in minimally invasive, robotic and flexible endoscopy, as well as acquiring experience in management of morbid obesity and foregut diseases.
The fellow’s training experience will be spent primarily in general, upper GI and bariatric surgery procedures such as paraesophageal hernia repair and fundoplication, revisional foregut surgery, Heller myotomy, primary bariatric (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch) and revisional procedures, inguinal hernia, complex ventral hernia, solid organ surgery, and diagnostic and therapeutic flexible endoscopy. The fellow will also be taught basic and advanced robotic surgical skills in a stepwise fashion in order to master its application in a variety of cases. Fellows are also expected to graduate as a certified robotic surgeon. In addition, the fellow will be exposed to the fundamentals of esophageal physiology, high resolution manometry 24-hour pH/impedance monitoring and Bravo-pH. The fellow will be involved in outcomes research and will receive mentoring on study design and analysis, manuscript preparation, and research presentation.
- Applicants to the Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship program must be U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents with a Green Card.
- Applicantsmust have passed the USMLE/COMPLEX Step 1, 2, and 3
- Fellows must be eligible and receive an unrestricted medical license prior to the intended start date. The fellow will be considered as faculty-fellow and need to be eligible for credentialing as such. Occasional exceptions are made for funded fellows
SPONSORING DEPARTMENT: Department of Surgery, Division of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery. Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
DURATION: one year, August 1 to July 31
LOCATION: Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center (UMC)
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should forward a Letter of Interest, current CV, and Letters of Recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 30, 2020.