The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan is offering a two year clinical (65%)/research (35%) advanced training program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, starting each year, with one trainee. The goal of this Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology advanced training program is to train outstanding clinicians, teachers, and research contributors. The clinical educational objective of the training program is to provide trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to independently manage and serve as a consultant for children and adolescents with medical and surgical gynecologic conditions, including congenital anomalies. The trainee is expected to educate students and residents and to perform clinical or basic science research.
Core Program Components
Twice weekly general PAG clinics, twice-monthly DSD and peds/hematology clinics, PAG-surgeries, inpatient adolescent consults, and GYN consults in the Pediatric Emergency room. The trainee will also participate in managing DSD (Differences in Sexual Development) conditions in children and teens in a multidisciplinary setting through patient care and management conferences. Rotations through several other pediatric subspecialties, including Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, and Pediatric Genetics. Other rotations may include the Pediatric abuse team, Transgender clinic, Reproductive Endocrinology, which includes an ovarian preservation program.
Trainees will participate in education and teach both residents and medical students in conferences, in clinics as well as in the operating room. A large simulation center is available at the University of Michigan to help with educational endeavors.
Trainees will usually enroll in a 3-week biostatistics or epidemiology course in July of their first year. This course helps to develop or expand the skills needed to participate in research during their advanced training program. Other courses (e.g Fellow Excellence Class) are offered if the trainee already has an MPH or is highly motivated to do research. Research can be clinical or in the laboratory depending on the trainee’s skills and interests. The research is anticipated to lead to national presentations and publications. Financial support for travel is available for all trainees.
Additional Learning Opportunities
The PAG trainee is expected to participate in all departmental conferences (twice weekly), and a monthly journal club. Special conferences include Biweekly conference with the DSD team and monthly conferences with Adolescent Medicine led by the PAG trainee. The trainee will have an opportunity for adult gynecology care in the clinic and is expected to take general Gynecology call 2 weeknights and 1 weekend day per month (home call) as well as monthly OB call. At the University of Michigan, the trainees will participate in the bi-annual half-day seminars on research, teaching and other trainee-specific topics (Common Fellowship Curriculum), offered to all fellows in the Department of OB/GYN.
- Completion of a residency program accredited by ACGME
- Completion of all three USMLE exams
How To Apply
Applications are available through NASPAG, or the link below.
The application deadline is July 5, 2020, for a July 1, 2021 start date. Interviews will be held on Friday, August 21, and Friday, August 28, 2020.