Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Training Program



Program Overview

The University of Michigan’s advanced training program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) is a two-year program in which trainees develop the gynecologic expertise to evaluate and treat patients from infancy and childhood through adolescence and young adulthood.

Our trainees have access to faculty members with outstanding clinical and academic experience, who are passionate about teaching fellows in the operating room, clinic, and in their research endeavors. 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 perform clinical or basic science research.

The goal of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology advanced training program is to train outstanding clinicians, teachers, and research contributors.

Core Program Components

Clinical Experience

The clinical experience includes several times weekly general PAG clinics, monthly Differences in Sexual Development (DSD) clinic, and several times per month peds/hematology clinics. The trainee participates in PAG-surgeries, inpatient adolescent consults, and GYN consults in the Pediatric Emergency room. The trainee will also participate in managing DSD conditions in children and teens in a multidisciplinary setting through patient care and management conferences. Our trainees rotate through several other pediatric subspecialties, including Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, and Pediatric Genetics. Other rotations, by trainee preference, may include the Pediatric abuse team, Transgender clinic, Reproductive Endocrinology, which includes an ovarian preservation program.

The trainee will have an adult gynecology clinic and is expected to take general Gynecology call several times a month, (home call) as well as some OB (if desired).

Teaching Experience

Trainees will participate in the education of both residents and medical students in the clinic, the operating room, and in conferences. Michigan Medicine has a wide array of training spaces, including a large simulation center to help with educational endeavors. In addition, advanced trainees participate in a monthly journal club.

Research Experience

Trainees will have an opportunity to expand their research skills and conduct research, either clinical or in the laboratory, depending on the trainee’s skills and interests. Trainee research often leads to publication and presentations at national conferences.

Additional Learning Opportunities

The PAG trainee is expected to participate in all departmental conferences (twice weekly), and a monthly journal club. Special conferences include conferences with the DSD team and monthly conferences with Adolescent Medicine, sometimes led by the PAG trainee.

The Department is home to 10 Board-certified and non-Board certified clinical and research fellowships in obstetrics and gynecology. To promote cross-specialty collaboration, all trainees take part in our Michigan Medicine Didactic Curriculum. These are ½ day educational seminars on numerous topics relevant to clinical research and academic leadership. Topics include research design and implementation, identifying funding opportunities, manuscript timelines and preparation, how to be an effective teacher, and employment contracts. In addition, the department sponsors social events for fellows and advanced trainees across all specialties to further encourage collaboration and to help fellows build both a professional and personal network.

Application Information

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of a residency program accredited by ACGME
  • Completion of all three USMLE exams
Due to Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations, we cannot consider applicants with any type of visa.
We do not review CREOG scores in our assessment of applicants. Score reports are not required.

Applications are available through NASPAG.

The application deadline for a July 2024 start date is July 10, 2023. Virtual interview dates will be on the afternoon of July 28, 2023, and the morning of August 18, 2023.


The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract. More information about trainee salary, benefits, and employment eligibility are available on the University of Michigan House Officers Association website.

Program Leadership

Dee E. Fenner, M.D.

Department Chair

Melina Dendrinos, M.D.

Program Director

Maeve Sullivan

Program Manager
L4000 University Hospital South
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276