Prior to appointment to the CRS Training Program, the applicant should have demonstrated a satisfactory level of clinical maturity, technical skills and surgical judgment that will enable him or her to begin a CRS Residency Training Program for the purpose of board certification and specialization in the field. Prior to appointment, the applicant must have successfully completed an ACGME- or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited general surgery residency training program of no less than five years of progressive education; and be certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) or have completed the educational requirements to be eligible to take the ABS qualifying (written) examination.
Applicants must be eligible for either a training certificate or a permanent medical license as granted by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Prior to appointment into the program, applicants must have either an acknowledgment letter of receipt of training certificate application, a newly issued or renewed training certificate, proof of receipt of application for permanent Ohio medical license or a permanent Ohio medical license.
Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens must hold permanent resident status with a work authorization, or be eligible to apply for or hold a J-1 Visa through the ECFMG Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program. H-1B-eligible applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The institution and training program agrees to assist the CRS resident as necessary with completion of immigration paperwork, but the ultimate responsibility for its completion remains with the resident. Applicants must apply for and receive limited staff privileges at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as defined in the OSUH Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations. Prior to beginning the program, the individual must have been granted either limited staff privileges or temporary limited staff privileges.
We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) as the sole means of establishing the CRS resident each year. We accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the NRMP. Selected applicants will be invited to Columbus for a personal interview.
For more information, please contact:
Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
395 W. 12th Ave., Suite 364
Columbus, OH 43210