INTRODUCTIONThe Division of Surgery at Showchwan Memorial Hospital offers advanced fellowship in minimally invasive surgery(MIS), for a duration of minimum of 2 months. Fellows can choose a field of interest from the following fields: Hepatobiliary and pancreas(HBP), Bariatric, Colorectal, and Upper Gastrointestinal(UGI). Outpatient, operative and postoperative management of the entire spectrum of minimally invasive surgical cases is provided including endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and MIS in the aforementioned subspecitalties. In addition, there is expected access to both simulation and animal work as well as research in image-guided surgery, surgical robotics, surgical education, and NOTES in the Ircad Taiwan, a leading MIS training center dedicated to education and research. The time spend will be between Showchwan Memorial Hospital and Ircad Taiwan, which is in the same campus. There are 17 surgery faculties contributing to the training of the fellows. Through the courses offered at Ircad Taiwan, we offer one of the most advanced laparoscopic surgical services in Taiwan, where advanced pancreatic surgeries, major hepatectomies, esophagectomies, gastrectomies, bariatric surgeries, colorectal cancers are done laparoscopically routinely. Each fellow will be assigned one mentor who will ensure adequate training in clinical experience and research.
CONFERENCESWEEKLY Journal meeting, HPB team meeting, R&D meeting, GS case presentation, GI/GS combined meeting, Ircad MeetingMONTHLY mortality/morbidity, video conference with Tokyo Womens’ Medical College depart of Surgery(one of the top departments in Japan)In addition to the above meeting, each week there will be a three-hour educational session dedicated for the fellows and residents . These sessions will include hands-on training in the animal lab in Ircad, utilizing dry box, ex-vivo, or live animals, surgical video viewing sessions, video editing exercises, and interactive didactic courses.
BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATIONLocation - Changhua, Taiwan Primary Program Site - Showchwan Memorial Hospital University Affiliation - none Year Program Established - 2016 % of Program Clinical - 80 % of Program Research - 20ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATIONInteraction with Residents - Some cases shared Is there a General Surgery Residency at the Institution? - Yes Is there a curriculum in place for fellowship? - Yes Are there teaching conferences available for the fellow? - Yes Is there an evaluation tool for fellow by faculty in place? - No Is there an evaluation tool for faculty by fellow in place? - YesFACILITESDry Lab Wet lab Library Administrative Support Clinical Research Simulation Lab