Brennan Visiting Resident Rotation
We are now accepting applications for the Brennan Visiting Resident Rotation which provides one month of intensive clinical and academic experience in surgical oncology for interested general surgery residents. Clinical rotations are designed for residents in their third or fourth year of training. Applications are reviewed a year ahead of time and therefore residents should apply during their 2nd or 3rd year of general surgery training. Residents from ACGME accredited general surgery residency training programs are eligible to apply. If selected, the resident is provided an apartment for the duration of their rotation and will be reimbursed for travel costs.
Dr. Brennan practiced a surgical oncologist with expertise in the treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, endocrine tumors, gastric and pancreatic cancers. He was Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 1985 until June 2006. Dr. Brennan has lectured throughout the world and authored or co-authored more than 1,000 scientific papers and two books on soft tissue sarcoma. He has served as Director of the American Board of Surgery, Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, President of the Society of Clinical Surgery, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the James IV association, Vice President of the American College of Surgeons, and President of the American Surgical Association. Dr. Brennan has been awarded Honorary Fellowships in the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in Ireland, Edinburgh, England, Australasia, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and of Canada. Dr. Brennan has received Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Edinburgh, Otago, Goteborg and the Imperial College, London. In 1995, Dr. Brennan was honored with membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Murray F Brennan Chair in Surgery was endowed. In 2000 he received the American College of Surgeons’ highest award, the Distinguished Service Award. In January 2015 he was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen as Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He was a master educator and remains so at Memorial Sloan Kettering. His legacy of empathic patient care, academic excellence, leadership and education are the inspiration for this visiting rotation.
We will accept residents from September through May of the academic year. Current PGY 3’s will rotate September through January; therefore it will not overlap with the Surgical Oncology application process. Current PGY 2’s will rotate February through May if there are no available slots from September through January. For residents who will be in their research year at the time of rotation, please note that you must be affiliated with your residency training program at your home institution.
The residents will work as a junior resident on the Colorectal, Hepatopancreatobiliary or Gastric Mixed Tumor Service, as an assigned member of a team. The team consists of a surgical oncology fellow and one or more attending faculty from the Surgical Oncology Division. As a member of the clinical team, the Brennan Visiting Residents are involved with the care of Surgical Oncology inpatients and outpatients. Residents will participate in outpatient office hours as well as assist with surgical procedures and the pre and postoperative care of patients. By working closely with both the Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology Services, the resident’s experience will include an educational experience emphasizing the multidisciplinary care of the cancer patient. Visiting residents are expected to attend and participate in the Surgical Oncology Service’s numerous weekly and monthly meetings and will deliver a brief talk on a surgical oncology topic during their month. The resident will meet with Dr. Brennan and other surgical faculty during the month.
Residents will have call responsibilities 3 to 4 times per month which will include providing post-operative care for floor patients and working up new consultations received by the Surgical Oncology Service. The residents will be off on post call days and assurance will be made that they adhere to appropriate ACGME regulations while at MSK.
How To Apply
Interested candidates should send their CV, personal statement, a letter of recommendation from their Program Director and an application form by December 1st to:
Michael D’Angelica, MD
Program Director, Vice Chair Education
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
GME Program Coordinator III
Department of Surgery
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by the end of February.
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