Our program is structured to provide 12 months of research experience and 24 months of clinical training. During this time our fellows engage in high complexity surgery in a single, coordinated site with robust surgical volume. Each fellow performs surgery on 150 to 200 patients per year, with 40% of our operations being recurrent disease so that fellows become comfortable with complex surgery. Fellows also receive diverse training in surgery including robotic, laparoscopic, open surgery, with an emphasis on vaginal methods. To support surgical training, fellows can engage in our advanced simulation center, equipped with multiple training consoles for straight-stick laparoscopy, as well as the entire DaVince SI training system (including docking console, OR table, and mannequin patient) to enhance laparoscopic skills.
Mentorship is at the heart of our program and fellows work alongside distinguished faculty members with outstanding clinical and academic experience who are passionate about teaching fellows in the operating room, clinic, and in research. In addition, we foster a close, collegial environment and collaborate with the Urology program to provide cross-disciplinary training.
Our goal is to help fellows identify their paths as future leaders in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and to provide them with resources for their individual success.