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What is a Colorectal Surgeon?

A colorectal surgeon has completed

- college (4 years)

- medical school (4 years)

- general surgery residency (5-7 years)

- colorectal surgery residency (1 year)

(This is different from a gastroenterologist, as gastroenterologists focus on medical treatments and endoscopy during their 6+ years of training after medical school.)

Jill Clark, MD, FACS, FASCRS

- College: Vanderbilt University, BS, 1999

- Medical School: East Tennessee State University, MD, 2003

- General Surgery Residency:  East Tennessee State University, 2008

- Colorectal Surgery Residency (fellowship):  St. Francis Hospital and University of Connecticut, 2009

- Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) since 2009

- Board Certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

(ABCRS) since 2010

- FACS means Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

- FASCRS means Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.  

- To qualify for these designations, a practicing surgeon must demonstrate professional growth and development during their career after training.

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