In 2003 The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) started an Advanced GI MIS/Bariatric Fellowship Program. Our Fellowship program is accredited through the Fellowship Council, as of 2006. UNMC offers 2 paid positions that are one-year in duration starting on August 1 and completing on July 31.
This Advanced GI MIS/Bariatric Fellowship has exposure to Foregut, Bariatrics, Robotics, and Solid Organ training. Minimally Invasive operative techniques taught include: Heller Myotomy, Nissen, Lap Gastric Bypass, Lap Sleeve, Lap Solid Organ, Lap Colon, Lap Common Bile Duct, Lap Esophagectomy, Lap Hernia Repair. These techniques will be performed in Minimally Invasive equipped operating rooms.
UNMC has wet, dry, and simulation labs on site where teaching and research are performed.
Requirements to be completed during the fellowship:
- Assist in instructing outside surgeons during laparoscopic courses sponsored by UNMC.
- Endoscopic skills are polished in the operating room as well as in the endoscopy lab.
- Post-operative patient management is expected on a daily basis by rounding with the residents and faculty.
- Fellows will demonstrate an understanding of the surgical and nonsurgical options for managing pathologic conditions of the entire GI tract, abdominal cavity, abdominal wall, and solid organs in the abdominal cavity and retroperitoneum.
- Passage of USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 or Equivalent. Copy of Score Report required.
- Completion of a US Surgical Residency.
- Board eligible.
- For foreign medical graduates, you must have passed your ECFMG English Test to be considered for the fellowship.
- Must have FLS certification.
Salary is contingent upon level and experience based on graduate medical education parameters.