Colorectal Unit

The Ottawa Colorectal Group (OCG) - Civic Campus: The unit is a fully integrated clinical practice with common patient intake and resource allocation. The Ottawa Colorectal Group is partnering with the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) to improve colorectal care in the region. All staff of the OCG have surgical privileges at the QCH.

The main areas of focus within this unit are

  • colorectal cancer
  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • anorectal disorders
  • fecal incontinence
  • diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy

Of note, transanal total mesorectal excision (TATME) is an unusual procedure performed by the Colorectal Group.

The staff members are actively involved in the education of undergraduate medical students and postgraduate trainees (residents and fellows) and in continuing professional development for physicians in practice.

Fellowship Eligibility

We are looking for candidates that have shown a dedication to colorectal surgery and an interest in research. Successful applicants will have successfully completed or anticipate completion of their residency training board exam in a recognized General Surgery training program. Currently, we only have full funding for Canadian Citizens or Canadian permanent residents (including those that did their training abroad).

Application details:

Requirements for application:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. CV
  3. Three letters of reference
  4. Copy of your degree 
  • All of the documents should be submitted to the Program Administrator  no later than March 15, annually.
  • Interviews will be scheduled for May, with letters of acceptance sent out in late June.

Elective Rotations

We strongly encourage residents to come a do an elective rotation on our service. We would be very happy to welcome you to see our program and spend some time with us in your PGY3 or PGY4 year. To organize an elective on our service please contact our Clinical Placement Coordinator at the Office of Education.

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