PAG FELLOWSHIP INFORMATION

Common Application Form for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

PAG applications are accepted between March 31 and July 5 of each year and applicants must apply to each program since there is no central application service.

The match occurs each year in conjunction with the NRMP matching service so applicants must sign in to become active in order to apply to participating programs. We follow the OBGYN Fellowship Match Schedule.



Baylor College of Medicine
Two Spots Available

Objectives:

  • To learn to manage common and uncommon pediatric and adolescent gynecology conditions
  • To focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques in children
  • To develop research interests that may be ongoing and enhance career development
  • To become an educator of residents and medical students
  • To prepare the participant for an academic or private practice career in the field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Overview:
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas offers a two-year fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The fellowship will provide comprehensive training in both medical and surgical aspects of pediatric and adolescent gynecology utilizing the resources of the Texas Medical Center and Texas Children’s Hospital. This program allows one to develop special expertise in the field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Fellows learn about the diagnosis and management of common Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology problems as well as less common conditions. Candidates should have a strong interest in minimally invasive surgery as well. The fellow will interact will both pediatric and OB/GYN faculties and fellows. Many opportunities for research exist, and innovative clinical investigation is encouraged. The fellow will also participate in resident training and will be in charge of monthly resident conferences. This goal is accomplished through providing excellent gynecological care for pediatric and adolescent patients the Texas Medical Center. Playing a role in the education of house staff and medical students is also important as well as engaging in research and academic training interests. The fellowship is completed over two years, offering fellows a balance of clinical training, research, and educational development. Finally, formal training in the areas of biostatistics and epidemiology, is available through the Baylor College of Medicine and are strongly encouraged.

Devoted Time:
Clinical 70%
Research 30%

Optional:
Biostatistics and Epidemiology training through one-month Fellow-concentrated courses each July. The University of Texas also offers many classes in Biostatistics and Epidemiology with flexibility of class schedules.

Interview Date(s): TDB

Contact Information
Program Director: Jennifer E. Dietrich MD, MSc ([email protected])
Program Coordinator: Angela S. Fielder ([email protected])
Education Email: [email protected]

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine
6651 Main St., 10th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-826-7371
Fax: 832-825-9352

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Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
One Spot Available

Objectives:

  • To develop comprehensive medical knowledge in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • To become skilled in a broad range of surgical techniques including but not limited to minimally invasive surgery in young children, management of complex reproductive anomalies, and interdisciplinary team-approach to reconstructive surgery
  • To participate in research and have the opportunity to generate a novel research project to be presented at a national and/or international scientific meeting
  • To actively engage in teaching and mentoring residents

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have graduated from an LCME medical school or hold a valid ECFMG certificate
  • Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Overview:
The Division of Gynecology at the Boston Children’s Hospital was established over 40 years ago and currently has one of the busiest clinical programs in pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the United States. The Division sees a diverse set of patients and serves as an international referral center for many rare conditions. Boston Children’s motto is “where the world comes for answers.” The Division has surgical and medical attending gynecologic physicians, specialized nurses, and a dedicated social worker. Our Service is a consultation service as well as one that collaborates in multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. We perform a large volume of inpatient and outpatient procedures/operations.

The goal of the fellowship is to train future leaders in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, combining clinical excellence, surgical confidence, unique research and a passion for teaching.

Clinical Exposure:
We provide specialty services for individuals from birth through early adulthood relating to: vulvovaginitis, vulvar dermatologic abnormalities, labial hypertrophy, vulvar lesions/masses, congenital abnormalities of the hymen, vaginal abnormalities (agenesis of the lower vagina, transverse vaginal septum, longitudinal vaginal septum, agenesis of the vagina, MRKH), cervical and uterine anomalies (cervical agenesis, obstructed uterine horns), ovarian cysts or masses/tumors, fallopian tube and broad ligament cysts, pelvic pain, contraception, menstrual irregularities, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, sexually transmitted diseases, gynecologic injuries/trauma, transgender reproductive and sexual health (pelvic pain and vaginal bleeding on testosterone, menstrual suppression, fertility counseling, gender affirming hysterectomy, neovaginal care) and gynecologic/fertility issues relating to treatment of cancer patients/survivors. Fellows will gain a broad knowledge base across both pediatric and gynecologic specialties, including office-based examination and management of a wide variety of developmental, endocrinological, and other disorders, as well as develop surgical skills in patients from infancy through adolescence, with special interest in minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery.

The Gynecology Program functions as a Division of the Department of Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and has numerous collaborative efforts with the Department of Surgery, Department of Urology, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, and the Division of Endocrinology. Multidisciplinary clinics include the Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Clinic, Center for Gender Surgery, Gender Multidisciplinary Service, Be-U (our Intersex/DSD clinic), and Young Women with Bleeding Disorders Clinic.

Research:
Fellows will have the opportunity to do independent novel clinical or basic science research, and participate in local, national, and international conferences and presentations. Many opportunities for research exist. The Division of Gynecology has statistical support, and faculty engage in collaborative research with internationally known content experts in both clinical and epidemiological research. The Boston Center for Endometriosis has opportunities for both basic and clinical research. The Division also participates in the Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative.

Advocacy and Leadership:
Fellows have numerous opportunities to engage in clinical advocacy and leadership at the institutional, local, regional, and national level, including in the Massachusetts Medical Society and NASPAG. Dr. Marc Laufer, Chief of Gynecology is the co-founder of the Center for Young Women’s Health [www.youngwomenshealth.org] and the founder of the Boston Center for Endometriosis [www.bostoncenterendometriosis.org]. Dr. Frances Grimstad is the founder of the Transgender Reproductive Health Service which is the first program in the US to provide clinical, research and advocacy focus on the sexual and reproductive health of transgender patients. The Division of Gynecology faculty are active in the Health Equity Initiative at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Boston Children’s Hospital is part of the Harvard Medical School system which includes Mass General, Brigham and Women’s, Beth Israel Deaconess/Lahey and Harvard T Chan School of Public Health. 

Clinical Rotations, Education, and Call:
The 2 year program is a fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital with an academic teaching appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Rotations will be individualized and will occur at Boston Children’s Hospital. Fellow’s experiences will be individualized based on the desire of the fellow and can include the opportunity to participate in multiple gynecologic clinics, the above multidisciplinary clinics as well as reproductive endocrinology, onco-fertility and fertility preservation, family planning, teenage obstetric care, and sexual abuse. In addition fellows will have their own continuity clinic for pediatric and adolescent gynecologic care with both in person and virtual visits, as well as run a weekly urgent care clinic.

The fellow will also participate in resident Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Hospitals OB/GYN Departments’ Residency Program.  The fellow will be in charge of monthly perioperative teaching conference. Fellows will also participate in multidisciplinary didactic conferences with adolescent medicine and endocrinology, and lead selected topics. They will also have the opportunity to engage in Boston Children’s Surgical Department’s Grand Rounds and Brigham and Women’s Hospital OB/GYN Department’s  Grand Rounds.

On call duties will be at a frequency of no more than 1:2 call from home. There is a part time OB/GYN resident covering the service from the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General OB/GYN Residency Program, with resident first call on nights and weekends.

Benefits: Employment will be at Boston Children’s Hospital at the PGY 5 level and includes salary, fringe, and benefits. 

Application Documentation Required:

  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation

(One letter must be from the Director of your Residency Training Program)

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical school diploma (with English translation if applicable)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • TOEFL IBT certificate (if applicable)
  • Personal statement of career goals, with discussion of how you plan to use this training
  • Official copy of USMLE or LCCE transcript 

Interview Date(s): TBD

Fellowship Co-Directors:

Marc R. Laufer, MD
Chief of Gynecology
Boston Children’s Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
[email protected]

Jessica Shim, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
[email protected] 

Fellowship Coordinator:
Maria Acevedo
Boston Children’s Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
[email protected]

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Children's Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

One fellowship spot available annually

 Learning Objectives 

  • Acquire in-depth clinical knowledge to manage common and rare conditions in pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • Master surgical skills to manage complex gynecologic conditions in pediatric and adolescent patients, including but not limited to minimally invasive surgery in children and adolescents, and surgical management of congenital Mullerian anomalies
  • Develop deeper understanding of outcomes-based research, with expectation to develop a novel research project, culminating in a presentation at a national scientific meeting and manuscript submission
  • Foster an environment dedicated to the education and mentorship of trainees, including medical students, residents and fellows 

Overview
The overarching goal of the University of Colorado Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program is to train academic pediatric and adolescent gynecologists who are outstanding clinicians, surgeons, teachers and researchers. The clinical educational objective of the two-year training program is to provide trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to serve as consultants to pediatric subspecialists, pediatricians, family practitioners, obstetricians and gynecologists. Graduates should be able to provide consultation for patients of diverse backgrounds from birth up to age 18-21 years with gynecologic concerns as well as adults born with reproductive congenital anomalies and differences in sex development. The PAG graduate should also learn to work with a multi-disciplinary team of specialists in the care of individuals with complex conditions.

The fellow will learn the evaluation and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology as well as uncommon and more complex conditions, such as congenital reproductive anomalies, differences of sex development (DSD), pediatric and adolescent pelvic masses and gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children, reproductive endocrinopathies, transgender care, sexual abuse and vulvar conditions. The educational objectives for the fellowship are designed to be graded such that as fellows advance in training, the learning objectives will involve more complex and multi-disciplinary care of PAG patients. Procedural objectives are similarly designed to become more complex as fellows advance through training.

In addition, the fellow will obtain necessary skills to perform clinical outcomes-based research in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Time will be allocated such that fellows will spend 70% of their time in clinical duties and 30% of their time in research and other scholarly activities. To maintain appropriate skills, the fellow will have a small adult practice including a half day of Gynecology-only clinic per week and occasional shifts on Labor and Delivery.

Our goal is that graduates will pursue careers that advance the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology in all areas, including research, education and patient care.

Program Leadership
Fellowship Director: Patricia Huguelet, MD, [email protected]
Associate Fellowship Director: Veronica Alaniz, MD MPH, [email protected] 

Fellowship Website
https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/ob-gyn/fellowships/pediatric-and-adolescent-gynecology-fellowship

Interview Date(s): TBD

Applications to include:
Send the following documents to [email protected]

  • NASPAG PAG Fellowship Common Application (found at naspag.org)
  • Minimal of 3 letters of recommendation (one letter must be from the Director of your Residency Training Program)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical school diploma (with English translation if applicable)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • TOEFL IBT certificate (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement of career goals, with discussion of how you plan to use this training
  • Official copy of USMLE or LCCE transcript 

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator
Courtney Furstenberg
[email protected]
Phone: 303-724-2034
Fax: 303-724-2055

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Two spots (2024) alternating with one spot (2025) available every other year

Introduction:
Applications are currently being accepted for a two year clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). This two year fellowship program is intended to provide additional clinical and academic experience in pediatric and adolescent gynecology for individuals who have completed an ACGME accredited residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology and who wish to pursue careers as clinical educators or investigators in academic medical centers. The program is based in the division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), and is directed by Lesley L. Breech, MD.

Overview:
The fellowship offers multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, including opportunities in genitourinary reconstruction, evaluation and management of DSD and transgender patients, Young Women with Bleeding Disorders clinic, vulvar dermatology clinic, and  a comprehensive fertility preservation program. Additional pediatric subspecialty clinical experience in gastroenterology, urology, adolescent medicine, endocrinology, dermatology and child advocacy are  additional aspects of the curriculum. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital supports patient and family centered care for a diverse population of girls and young women throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, as well as regional, national and international referrals.
Fellows will participate in clinical research during the two year program.  Additional options exist to pursue  training in the design and execution of clinical research and improvement science methodology.
Multidisciplinary conference participation (i.e. journal club, M&M, and case presentations) is expected throughout fellowship. Fellows are expected to complete an independent research project for presentation and publication. These opportunities will prepare the fellow for an academic career in the growing field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG).

Structure of Fellowship:
Overall balance is approximately 60-70% clinical activities and 30-40% academic time.

Interview Date(s): TBD

Program Leadership:
Program Director: Lesley Breech, MD
[email protected]

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator:

Krista McDonald
Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Fellowship and Residency Program Coordinator
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
513-636-2325

https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/education/clinical/fellowship/gynecology/contact

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The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario Canada
One Spot Available

Objectives:
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario Canada is a one-year funded program. It focuses on the diagnosis and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology as well as uncommon and more complex conditions, such as congenital reproductive anomalies, disorders of sex development, pediatric and adolescent gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children, and reproductive endocrinopathies. At the completion of the program, the fellow is expected to have developed the knowledge and skills to function professionally as a medical expert, communicator, collaborator, manager, health advocate and scholar in this field.

Structure of Fellowship:
Fellows begin the training program at the beginning of the academic year (July1st). It is divided into clinical care, surgical time, multidisciplinary consultation, and research. Clinical care includes the general pediatric and adolescent gynecology clinic three half-days per week, with one morning per every two weeks dedicated to the Fellows clinic and one afternoon per week for the adolescent pregnancy clinic. Multidisciplinary clinics in Disorders of Sex Development, Complex Contraception, and Combined Gynecology/Endocrinology occur monthly. The remaining afternoons can be used for research, education of undergraduate/postgraduate trainees, or any of the optional clinics. The optional clinics include Adolescent Medicine, Endocrinology, Urology, and SCAN (Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect). The fellow will also rotate on the pediatric surgery department for six weeks out of the fellowship year. Surgical time is scheduled the first, third, and fifth Fridays of each month. On call responsibilities are shared with the postgraduate trainees on the rotation at a frequency of no more than 1:3 home call.

Interview Date(s): TBD

Contact Information 

Program Director: 
Sari Kives, MD
Section of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
Tel: (416) 813-6188
Fax: (416) 813-7271
Email: [email protected]

Submit Applications to:

Administrative Coordinator
Enza Andreacchi 
Education Administrative Coordinator
Section of Gynaecology, Division of Endocrinology
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8
T: 416.813.5991| F: 416.813.6304
E-Mail: [email protected] 

http://www.obgyn.utoronto.ca/paediatric-adolescent-gynaecology

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National Institutes of Health/Children's National Health Center
Two Spots Available

Objective:
The goal of this fellowship is to train graduates of an ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency in the gynecologic care of patients between birth and age 21. The fellow will learn the diagnosis and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology as well as uncommon and more complex conditions, such as congenital reproductive anomalies and anorectal malformations, disorders of sex development (DSD), pediatric and adolescent pelvic masses and gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children, reproductive endocrinopathies, transgender care, fertility preservation, sexual abuse and vulvar conditions. In addition, fellows will receive training in and support for research development. Our goal is that graduates will pursue careers that advance the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology forward in all areas including research, education and patient care.

Location:
The fellowship is housed within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The care of patients will take place at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Children’s National Hospital (CNH).

The National Institutes of Health is a 200-bed Clinical Center, internationally recognized as the premier hospital dedicated to translational research and clinical care. With over 100,000 ambulatory visits and approximately 5,000 admissions annually, the NIH Clinical Center brings hope to patients in need from around the globe as it advances medical science through the discovery of tomorrow’s cures. With its unique architectural design and state-of-the-art technologies, the NIH Clinical Center is a national resource that makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new clinical approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. Children’s National Hospital is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. This 279- bed children’s hospital has an internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals which care for more than 360,000 patients each year including children of all ages as well as adults born with congenital anomalies.

Our fellows will interact with fellows in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and pediatric endocrinology fellows within NICHD as well as pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, and adolescent medicine fellows at Children’s National. Opportunities for collaboration with Women and Infant Services fellows at MedStar Washington Hospital Center are also available. This interaction nurtures a rich academic environment which promotes excellence in clinical care, education and research. Furthermore, our location in the nation’s capital allows fellows to become involved in advocacy through the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

Structure of the Fellowship:
The Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at National Institutes of Health/ and Children’s National Hospital will entail 70% clinical work and 30% research with rotational blocks dedicated to fellow research time. During clinical time at CNH, fellows will participate in general pediatric gynecology clinics as well as a variety of specialty clinics staffed by the PAG team. Multidisciplinary clinics are for the care of patients with menorrhagia, DSD, turner syndrome, anorectal malformations, gender development concerns, vulvar conditions, and complex endocrinology conditions. In addition, fellows will have opportunities to rotate with providers specializing in eating disorders and child abuse. At the NIH, fellows will participate in the consult service at NICHD and assist in the gynecologic care and research for studies in McCune-Albright, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Turner syndrome, Mullerian agenesis (MRKH) and androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS).

Interview Date(s): TBD

Contact Information:
Program Director: Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD ([email protected])
Fellowship Coordinator: Sofia Getachew ([email protected])
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)S
10 Center Drive, RM 8N248
Bethesda, MD 20892
301-435-6926
https://www.cc.nih.gov/training/gme1.html
http://www.whcenter.org/wis
https://childrensnational.org/departments/pediatric-gynecology-program

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital
One spot available annually

Learning Objectives

  • Gain clinical skills and comprehensive medical knowledge to manage/treat pediatric and adolescent gynecologic conditions
  • Develop competency in surgical techniques for children and adolescents – with a focus on gynecologic anomalies, complex pelvic reconstruction, multidisciplinary surgical care, and minimally invasive surgery
  • Participate in research endeavors that advance the field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – including the development, completion, and presentation of a novel research project
  • Engage in teaching, mentoring, and professional development of residents and medical students
  • Upon completion of fellowship, begin a career in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – serving as a medical and surgical expert for general obstetrician-gynecologists and other pediatric subspecialists

Overview / Structure of Fellowship
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio offers a two-year fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology to graduates of ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency programs who have an interest in gynecologic care of patients from birth to young adulthood. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital PAG fellowship offers high clinical volume, diverse faculty, and robust academic resources.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) is the third largest pediatric hospital in the country, a referral site for all 50 states and greater than 20 nations worldwide – with close to 1 million patient visits each year. Clinical time will be spent between ambulatory and inpatient settings – providing care in clinic, performing emergency department and inpatient consults, and operating. The scope of medical and surgical training is broad – during their time at NCH the PAG fellow will participate in general PAG clinics, multidisciplinary clinics, and work with other pediatric subspecialists (i.e., pediatric surgery, urology, hematology/oncology, adolescent medicine, gastroenterology, endocrinology, dermatology, child abuse/advocacy, radiology, physical therapy, social work). NCH is dedicated to collaborative, multidisciplinary care – and the PAG fellow will work closely with the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR) team, the THRIVE team (DSD, gender development), and the Fertility and Reproductive Health team to provide care for individuals with complex conditions. Collaboration between gynecology, pediatric surgery, urology, and adolescent medicine is a point of pride at NCH. Mentoring and training will enable the PAG fellow to develop expertise in the diagnostic, operative, and perioperative care for children and young women with gynecologic conditions and reproductive tract anomalies. Importantly, the NCH PAG fellow will have protected time for research and scholarly activity. They will participate in multidisciplinary conferences (i.e., journal club, morbidity and mortality, research meetings, collaborative care conferences). Additionally, the NCH PAG fellow will have ample opportunities for teaching. Call responsibilities include approximately 14 home calls per month.

The overall goal of this fellowship is to train diverse clinician scholars who will lead and advance the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology via their excellent clinical care, innovative research, thoughtful advocacy, and dedication to education.

Leadership
Fellowship Program Director:Frances Fei, MD ([email protected])

Interview Date(s): TBD

Applications to include:
Send the following documents to [email protected]

  • NASPAG PAG Fellowship Common Application (found at naspag.org)
  • Minimal of 3 letters of recommendation (one letter must be from the Director of your Residency Training Program)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical school diploma (with English translation if applicable)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • TOEFL IBT certificate (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement of career goals, with discussion of how you plan to use this training
  • Official copy of USMLE or LCCE transcript

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator
Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Nicole McClendon
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
614-722-5919
[email protected]

Click Here to view additional information on the Nationwide website. 

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Norton Children's Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Louisville, KY

Not accepting applications for 2023

Overview:
Our fellowship program—among the longest-running fellowships in the country—is designed to provide a robust clinical opportunity for gynecologists who have completed their residencies to acquire additional skills in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.  Four pediatric and adolescent gynecologists and two nurse practitioners serve as faculty for the program and maintain the area’s only pediatric and adolescent practice, featuring a five-day clinical schedule that includes dedicated surgical time. 

The fellowship program offers a comprehensive education focusing on the medical and surgical aspects of the subspecialty, and emphasizes the endocrinology aspects of managing pediatric and adolescent gynecology patients.  Our program serves a gender-diverse population and includes varied clinical experiences.  Didactic and research training take place in Norton Children’s multidisciplinary clinics, including clinics for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, spina bifida, disorders of sexual development, and oncofertility. 

About the Position: 
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the oldest pediatric and adolescent gynecology training programs in North America. The program features 30+ years of experience and a well-established collaboration with other pediatric subspecialists.   

  • Develop subspecialty expertise with dedicated time in pediatric and adolescent gynecology clinics
  • Gain additional experience in procedures and techniques with scheduled rotations in other subspecialties, including pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, adolescent psychiatry, pediatric urology, genetics, pediatric surgery, and pediatric dermatology, with the flexibility to add others according to fellow interest
  • Participate in weekly conferences exclusively focused on pediatric and adolescent gynecology with learning opportunities that include a journal club, book reviews and other structured learning
  • Prepare and submit a research abstract for the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical & Research Meeting with dedicated research time
  • Work-from-home call service for pediatric and adolescent gynecology is approximately 15 calls per month
  • Two-year program enrolling one fellow every other year 

Location: 

The Louisville Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program is affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Structure of Fellowship: 
70% clinical, 30% research 

Application Deadline: Not accepting applications at this time.

Interview Date(s): N/A

Program Directors:

Kimberly Huhmann, MD
Medical Director Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
[email protected] 

Maggie Dwiggins, MD
[email protected] 

Norton Children’s Gynecology
3991 Dutchmans Ln Suite 303, Louisville KY 40207
502-559-1750 

Please send applications to:

Paige Hertweck, MD
[email protected]

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Fellowship, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG)
Stanford Children’s Health—Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH),
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Not accepting additional applications for the match year 2023 for start in 2024 as taking an internal applicant

General Information

  • Program Name: Stanford Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship
  • Program Location: Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
  • Participating in Application Cycle year: 2023 (2024 start date)
  • Number of spots: 1 every other year
  • Length of fellowship:  2 years
  • Program Established in: 2021, first fellow started 2022 

Applicant Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • (if applicable): Candidates must have graduated from an LCME medical school or hold a valid ECFMG medical license 

Objectives/Goals—
See NASPAG PAG Objectives and Goals
Stanford Specific Goals

The PAG service sees patients for both medical and surgical consultations and follows patients with PAG problems from infancy through adolescence and young adulthood.  

At the completion of the fellowship, the Fellow will:

  • Be able to evaluate and manage common gynecologic problems in prepubertal and adolescent patients
  • Be able to assess prepubertal patients and adolescents with both common and challenging gynecologic medical and surgical problems, including the management of contraception and hormone therapy in medically complex teens
  • Be able to diagnose and provide the medical or surgical care required for children and adolescents with Müllerian anomalies, endometriosis, bleeding disorders, differences of sex development, gynecologic malignancies, gender dysphoria, fertility preservation, reproductive endocrine disorders, and vulvar conditions.
  • Be able to manage pediatric and adolescent gynecologic emergencies, including emergent surgical management
  • Be able to diagnose and manage adnexal masses in prepubertal and adolescent patents
  • Have developed competency in surgical techniques for managing PAG problems
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team to care for medically and surgically complex patients
  • Be able to translate knowledge of pediatric and adolescent development into compassionate care for patients and their families in the context of their individual cultural, social, sexual, and psychological lives
  • Demonstrate effective and modern educational skills teaching medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical and surgical setting.
  • Be able to successfully analyze, design, conduct, publish and present a scientific study
  • Be prepared to begin an academic career in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, serving as a PAG consultant and teacher to pediatricians, general obstetricians and gynecologists,   subspecialists across disciplines, as well as learners of all levels. The program is intended to train academic subspecialists who will engage in research and other scholarly activities. 

Surgical Training

PAG fellows will graduate with experience with in-office procedures with or without local sedation, procedures in the Emergency Room which may require sedation, and procedures in the operating room. 

  • Examples of in-office procedures include: vaginoscopy, vaginal irrigation, intrauterine device insertion/removal, subcutaneous contraceptive implant insertion/removal, hymenectomies and colposcopy
  • Examples of procedures in the Emergency Room include: repair of minor straddle injuries, vulvar/Bartholin’s abscess incision & drainage
  • Examples of procedures in the operating room include the full scope of PAG procedures: 
    • a) minor procedures (hymenectomy, vaginoscopy, hysteroscopy)
    • b) vaginal surgeries (longitudinal/transverse vaginal septectomy, vaginal pull-thru procedures, OHVIRA management)
    • c) laparoscopic/robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures/mini laparotomy/exploratory laparotomy (adnexal cystectomies, resection of obstructed uterine horns, surgical management of endometriosis, hysterectomy)
    • d) complex (and collaborative) diagnostic, reconstructive and neovaginal surgical procedures such as neo-vagina with grafted tissue, Vecchietti procedures, vaginoplasty 

At Stanford Medicine Children’s Health our surgery, hematology, oncology, anesthesia, transplant and radiology colleagues collaborate closely to ensure the best surgical course of care for our patients. Our PAG providers completed 137 surgeries in the 2022 calendar year, which does not include adult GYN surgeries on-call. These numbers also reflect the early 2022 COVID-surge during which elective surgeries were suspended. This volume is already trending higher in 2023 with increased patient volume and more OR room time.  Our fellows will leave with following special surgical skills, in addition to general pediatric gynecologic training:  a) Minimally invasive surgery including robotic laparoscopy, b) CO2 laser training for both laparoscopy and vulvar/vaginal procedures, and c) complex vaginoplasty/neo-vaginal techniques.  

PAG Team Members

  • Fellows (1)
  • PAG attendings (3)
  • Clinic MAs/RNs, Social Worker
  • OR RN lead, OR tech lead
  • Surgery Scheduler

Program Structure:
Overall curriculum:  Clinical: average 70%, Research + Scholarly Activity: average 30% 

In additional to scheduled clinical and surgical responsibilities, PAG fellows provide consultations in the pediatric Emergency Room and inpatient consultations in the children’s hospital. 

In general, a typical fellows’ weekly schedule would be:

  • 1 day of teaching/research time
  • 1 day of Fellow’s clinic, precepted by PAG attendings
  • 2 days of PAG clinics (general PAG, or multidisciplinary clinics)
  • 1 day of OR 

Multidisciplinary Clinics (patients meet synchronously):

  • Difference of Sex Development Clinic
  • Hematology-Gynecology Clinic
  • Complex Anorectal Malformations Clinic

Collaborative Teams (patients meet non-synchronously):

  • Pediatric Gender Clinic
  • Fertility Preservation

Special Rotations:

  • The first 6months of the first year will be general PAG or PAG collaborative/multidisciplinary teams only.  Rotations outside of PAG occur after that, and may include:
    • Pediatric Surgery
    • Eating Disorders clinic
    • Pain Clinic
    • Other elective options:  Child Abuse Team, Peds Urology, Peds Endocrine, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology/Survivorship, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, more

2nd year fellows have a one-month research block

  • Fellows are expected to develop and design a research project, gather data, analyze data, presenting at least one poster/oral presentation at a national meeting (typically NASPAG) and publishing the results

Call
Stanford OB/GYN residents (PGY 2-4) are first-call within the hospital for both pediatric and adult gynecology inpatient and emergency room consults. The fellow is second-call after the resident.

  • PAG call:  2 weeks/month, staffed by a PAG attending
  • General Gynecology call:  2-3 twelve-hour shifts/month (paid call, unless visa stipulations preclude moonlighting) – this call overlaps with your PAG call as our adult and pediatric hospitals are physically connected
  • Optional: L&D call (paid call, unless visa stipulations preclude moonlighting) 

Vacation
Fellows get 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) + 5 days of Educational Leave 

Clinical Sites:

Stanford Health Care includes both Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the adult Stanford Hospital, both located in the suburban town of Palo Alto, CA, midway between the cities of San Francisco and San Jose. The two hospitals have a separate administrative structure and electronic medical records (both use Epic), but are physically connected. 

There are 2 locations for PAG activities, approximately 15-25 minutes drive apart. The fellow will be at one location or the other (not both) on any given day. 

      1. Palo Alto (main campus) includes inpatient, Emergency Room, and operative adult and pediatric care. It is also the site of our offices.
    • Stanford[OK1]  Medicine Children’s Health is one of just ten children’s hospitals nationally to be named by the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. Stanford Medicine Children’s Health is one of only a few hospitals in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to pediatric and obstetric care.  Our newly remodeled Pediatric Emergency Room opened in late 2022.
    • Stanford Health Care (SHC) is ranked #9 for Obstetrics and Gynecology care by U.S. News & World Report in 2022.  Our new adult hospital opened in 2019 which includes our new state-of-the-art Emergency Rooms.
    • The Center for Academic Medicine (CAM) opened in 2020 and houses our OB/GYN Department offices, which includes workspaces for fellows, conference rooms, a gym, and a cafeteria.

       2.  Sunnyvale Stanford Medicine Children’s Health Specialty Services opened in 2015 and houses a variety of pediatric specialties,          including all PAG outpatient clinics except for our Heme-GYN clinic which is on the main campus. The Sunnyvale clinic is also the location of  Stanford REI and the REI cryopreservation lab. The clinic includes procedure rooms, ultrasound/xray (MRI coming soon), and a lab. PAG shares collaborative workspaces with Adolescent Medicine/Gender Clinic. 

Living Here:
Palo Alto is located on the SF Bay peninsula nearly equidistant from the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, and both of these cities are accessible through public transportation—CalTrain and the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) systems.  BART also serves the East Bay towns of Oakland and Berkeley.  Most Stanford residents and fellows have cars, but many prefer to live close enough that their daily commutes could potentially be via bicycle. (Dr. Cizek, Dr. Tyson, and Dr. Hillard all commute frequently by bicycle!)  The major airports of SFO, OAK, and SJC are ~30” drive from Palo Alto. 

Fellows should plan to live within a 30 minute drive of the Palo Alto main campus, due to call requirements. Residents and Fellows in PAG and other OB/GYN Department Fellowship programs do live/rent in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, but often find that the off-campus cities such as Mountain View and Redwood City are more affordable places to live. 

While the expense of the SF Bay Area is real, Stanford does it’s best to provide competitive salaries, a housing stipend, and various other perks to make living here a realistic option. Check out this link for the most updated info: https://med.stanford.edu/gme/housestaff/current/stipends.html 

There are SO many things to do in the area! 

Outdoor enthusiasts will love:

  • Biking and Hiking – tons of trails. (And just walking around the Stanford campus you’ll find a cactus garden, a Rodin sculpture garden, and more).  Redwood forests can be seen at Henry Cowell park, Muir Woods, or farther north or to the east for massive parks)
  • Parks – parks big (Yosemite, Big Basin, King’s Canyon, Pinnacles, Big Sur) and small (Golden Gate, the Presidio, or just the Dish Walk on the Stanford campus) are all nearby
  • Beaches – Approx 40 minutes from Half Moon Bay, approx. 1.5 hours to Carmel and their beautiful 17-mile drive.
  • Mountains – Lake Tahoe isn’t just for summer dips – also a great skiing area!

Given the proximity to San Francisco and San Jose, there are plenty of urban adventures to be had!

  • Museums (MOMA, Legion of Honor, Asian Art Museum, Galeria de la Raza, Palace of Fine Arts, Chabot Space Museum, many more)
  • Arts (SF Opera, SF Ballet, SF Symphony, The Independent, San Jose theater)
  • Sports (Giants, Earthquakes, Sharks, [OK2] Stanford Cardinals)

People who eat food will love:

  • All the options at the Ferry Building, food truck pods, farmer’s markets
  • Famous bakeries (Tartine, anyone?) and great coffee shops
  • Every cuisine  you can think of
  • Breweries, sake tasting, wine tasting
  • Don’t forget: Napa Valley is 2 hours to the North, and Paso Robles wine country is 3 hours to the South! 

Most of the towns surrounding Stanford have town centers with farmer’s markets, walkable shops, restaurants, bars, etc.

  • Palo Alto (University Ave, California Ave)
  • Menlo Park (Santa Cruz Ave)
  • Mountain View (Castro St)
  • And more 

Curriculum

Didactic Name

Schedule

Fellow Roles

Stanford GYN Fellows College

Every other Week

Attendee

Stanford PEDS Fellows College

Quarterly

Attendee

Stanford OB/GYN Dept Grand Rounds

Weekly

Attendee, Presenter (2nd year)

Stanford GYN M&M

Monthly

Attendee

Stanford GYN Preop Conf

Weekly

Attendee, Facilitator

NASPAG Fellow Lecture Series

Monthly

Attendee

NASPAG Fellows Journal Club

Quarterly

Attendee, Presenter

NASPAG OncoFertility Journal Club

Quarterly

Attendee

DSD-TRN Case Conferences

Monthly 

Attendee, Presenter

Stanford DSD Clinic meetings

Weekly

Attendee, Presenter

LPCH Peds Surg Journal Club

3-4x/year

Presenter

Stanford REI Journal club

1-2x/year

Presenter

 

 Additional Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Ad hoc with Rotating Medical students and Residents (Stanford OB/GYN R2’s each complete a one month PAG rotation)
  • Medical Student teaching (clerkship lectures, group facilitators)
  • Resident teaching (lectures, SIM labs, didactics for other programs including family medicine) 

Research

Stanford is a world-class research institution, and many opportunities to collaborate and engage in original research will be available to PAG fellows.  Protected time will be available to fellows for research.   Fellows will be expected to design and implement a research project that leads to a presentation (poster, oral) and/or publication prior to completion of the fellowship. 

The program dedicates a significant amount of resources to support fellow research, including:

  • Protected time:  Every fellow will have a one-month research rotation within their 2 years, in addition to their 1 day a week of research/admin time
  • Conferences:  NASPAG ACRM attendance is expected, along with submission of (at minimum) one poster presentation or workshop. Education funds of $2000/year are supplied to support travel to conferences
  • Support staff: From IRB support to biostatistics support, the OB/GYN Department has fellows covered!
  • Funding: Many research funding opportunities are available, in particular the MCHRI (Maternal & Child Health Research Institute) often supports fellows related to pediatric care
  • Formal research coursework may include:
    • Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR) – one week course
    • Master’s degrees offered on campus – financial support is not provided, but programmatic support would be provided if this was desired 

Notable Program Highlights:
The PAG fellowship at LPCH offers a number of unique opportunities for collaboration with other internationally and nationally recognized subspecialty services in both pediatrics and gynecology. 

Those include: 

  1. Collaboration with peds and adult providers, sharing a physical hospital space
  2. Exceptional resident teaching opportunities and involvement with PAG program
  3. Close collaboration with top tier Family Planning fellowship program, focusing on complex contraception and family planning care
  4. Close collaboration with our robust Pediatric Gender clinic, providing medical and surgical gynecologic care. In addition, the OB/GYN department in 2022 hired an LGBTQ+ Director, whose goal is to continue to build our pediatric and adult gender care programs.
  5. Opportunity to work with JPAG editor-in-chief, Dr. Hillard, and two JPAG Editorial Board members (Drs. Cizek and Tyson) to learn about manuscript planning, preparation, the submission process, revisions, and peer reviewing. 
  6. Phenomenal research resources and collaborators – and opportunity for grants and funding
  7. Robotic surgery for complex gynecologic conditions
  8. Fertility preservation program in collaboration with REI and Oncology specialists
  9. Active solid organ and stem cell transplant programs at Stanford and LPCH, especially increasing transplant programs for benign conditions such as sickle cell anemia and Fanconi anemia.
  10. Sunshine!   

Stanford is a world-class research institution, and many opportunities to collaborate and engage in original research will be available to PAG fellows.  Protected time will be available to fellows for research.   Fellows will be expected to design and implement a research project that leads to a presentation (poster, oral) and/or publication prior to completion of the fellowship. 

Resident/Medical Student Away Rotations Allowed: yes 

Contact Information
Program Director: Dr. Stephanie Cizek
                             Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator: Chiru Rwigi   
                                    Phone:  650-725-5985     
                                    Email:  [email protected]

Program Website: https://obgyn.stanford.edu/divisions/gyn/fellowships.html
And https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/service/gynecology 

Supplementary Application Materials
Common application with required materials should be emailed to Chiru Rwigi
Supplemental essays may be required

The following second look/campus tour opportunities allowed: Yes, on an individual basis

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Phoenix Children's Hospital
One Spot Available

Introduction:
Applications are currently being accepted for a two year clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This two year fellowship program is intended to provide clinical experience in in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.  Applicants are required to have completed a residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The fellowship program also includes the study and completion of a Master’s degree from either the University of Arizona or Arizona State University.

Overview:
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) Fellowship began in July 2016 and is a 2 year program. Fellows participate in the PAG Clinic and OR as well as rotate through other departments at Phoenix Children’s Hospital including Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Endocrinology, Hematology and Oncology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Forensics, and Psychology. Fellows also participate in multidisciplinary clinics including the Differences of Sexual Development Clinic and the Menorrhagia Clinic. There are additional opportunities for clinical experiences with women that have been sex-trafficked for interested fellows.

 The program includes the completion of a Master’s Degree from either the University of Arizona or Arizona State University. There is flexibility in the choice of degree, and can include a Masters of Public Health, Higher Education, or Clinical Translational Research. Fellows are expected to complete an independent clinical research project during the 2 year fellowship.

Structure of Fellowship:
Overall balance is approximately 70% clinical activities and 30% academic/research time.

Fellows take home call for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

Interview Date(s): TBD

Program Leadership:
Amy Williamson, MD
Division Chief Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Director Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Clinical Assoc Professor of Ob/Gyn and Child Health University of Arizona
Clinical Asst Professor of Ob/Gyn Creighton University
[email protected]

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator:
Vincent Curley

Program Administrator
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
P (602)933-2121 /  F (602)933-4298
http://www.phoenixchildrens.org
[email protected]

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Tufts Medical Center
NOT CURRENTLY RECRUITING 

This is a two-year program.
Next recruitment year is TBD

Qualifications:
• Must have graduated from an LCME Medical school or hold a ECFMG certificate
• Will have completed a residency (or be in their final year during recruitment season)
• Candidates must have a strong commitment to General Obstetrics and Gynecology with a special interest in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Objectives:
• To develop expertise in the medical and surgical management of pediatric patients with gynecologic disorders, including hematologic, endocrine, anatomical (congenital and acquired), and others.
• To work collaboratively with pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties in the Floating Hospital for Children.
• To conduct research in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG).
• To teach and mentor residents and medical students.
• To prepare for academic or private practice career in PAG.

Overview:
The purpose of this fellowship is to provide additional multidisciplinary experience and training in the medical and surgical subspecialty of PAG. Fellows will work closely with two core OBGYN faculty members and will rotate through the following specialty and subspecialty areas: Genetics, Adolescent Medicine, Family Planning, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Rheumatology, and others. In addition, the fellow will maintain general privileges for Obstetrical cross-coverage and routine Gynecology clinics.

Structure:
Clinical 70%
Research 30%

Deadline for application submission: TBD

Interview Date(s): TBD 

Program Leadership:
Program Director: Andrea Zuckerman, MD
Associate Program Director: Hong-Thao Thieu, MD

Application Documents:
Common application form (also see required documents on form)
CREOG Scores

Website:
https://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/patient-care-services/Departments-and-Services/Obstetrics-and-Gynecology/Training-Education.aspx

Submit application to
(We kindly request you place each document (common application + documents listed on form) in a Google drive folder that you can share and send as a link)

Suzanne Maxwell
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
[email protected] 
(617) 636-1582

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University of Alabama at Birmingham
No spot available this year

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Objectives:

1. To develop comprehensive medical knowledge in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
2. To develop competency of surgical skills needed for patients with complex genital anomalies
3. To develop and conduct research in pediatric and adolescent gynecology

The fellowship is a two year position held within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Time allocation is 70% for clinical duties and 30% for research. The fellow’s clinical duties include staffing pediatric and adolescent gynecology clinics, independent women's OBGYN clinic for 1 half day, and various pediatric rotations detailed below. Rotations are located at The Women and Infant’s Center of UAB and The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. In addition, fellows have protected educational time in the form of weekly didactic conferences and department wide lecture series. Additional time is made available for fellows to participate in the postgraduate research design courses offered at UAB.  All fellows are expected to participate in resident educational lecture series and complete a novel research project upon graduation. Call is currently 1 night monthly, in-house, and any additional accrued is reimbursed monetarily in addition to the fellowship stipend.

To develop your understanding of this patient population you will complete rotations in endocrinology, pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, dermatology, adolescent medicine, disordered eating, and multidisciplinary clinics specializing in transgender medicine, polycystic ovarian syndrome, Turner's syndrome, bleeding disorders, and child abuse. These rotations will help develop your fund of knowledge in counseling and management of contraceptive options for the medically complex child, oncofertility, menstrual cycle irregularities, vaginal and vulvar dermatoses, and benign disorders of the genital tract and ovaries. The goal of the fellowship is produce a proficient surgical and medical expert in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology whom can achieve a Focused Practice Designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Kim Hoover, M.D.
Director Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology
Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Alabama Birmingham
Department of Women's Reproductive Services
619 19 Street South
Suite 10261
Birmingham, AL 35249-7333
Email: [email protected]

Administrative assistant: Catina Diggs
Email: [email protected]
205-934-8865 academic office
205-996-7090 academic fax

Application: we use the common application, can be sent electronically to Catina Diggs

Interview dates (virtual interviewing): TBA

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University of Calgary
One Spot Available

General Information-       

  • Program Name:  Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship
  • Program Location: University of Calgary
  • Participating in Application Cycle year: 2024
  • Number of spots: 1
  • Length of fellowship: 1 (Can negotiate for 2 years with additional focus on research)
  • Program Established in: 2019 

Applicant Qualifications

  • Candidates must have graduated from an Accredited Canadian Medical School in Obstetrics & Gynecology (Royal College of Canada) or hold a valid ECFMG medical license and be allowed to work in Alberta as a Qualified Educational Surgical Assistant

Objectives/Goals

  • To learn to manage common and uncommon pediatric and adolescent gynecology conditions
  • To focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques in children/adolescents, management of complex reproductive anomalies and work in an inter-disciplinary team approach to reconstructive surgery
  • To develop research interests and have the opportunity to present at a scientific meeting
  • To become an educator of residents and medical students by translating complex concepts
  • To prepare the fellow for a career in the field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 

PAG Team Members

  • 1 fellow per year
  • 5 PAG attendings

Program Structure: 
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calgary is offering a one-year clinical/research fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The goal of this Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) fellowship program is to train academic fellows who are outstanding clinicians, surgeons, teachers, and research contributors. The educational objective of the training program is to provide fellows with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to independently manage, children and adolescents with medical and surgical pediatric/adolescent gynecologic conditions, including congenital anomalies, amenorrhea and assist with their transition into an adult practice, which will include the care of these patients as adults. The fellow will also participate in transgender care in children, teens and adults in an interdisciplinary setting through patient care and team conferences (including surgical exposure and care of the neovagina). The fellow is expected to educate students/residents and to perform research. 

What sets the Calgary Program apart from other PAG programs?
In Calgary, our fellows will gain lots of experience with different postoperative vaginoplasty grafts and lots of buccal graft vaginoplasties due to our Regional Care encompassing most of Western Canada.  Research is well supported within our department both from a funding and mentorship point of view.  Lastly, the city is so vibrant and active with tons of gorgeous hiking and skiing within 45min from the city that is easily accessible in the long summer evenings or weekends in winter.

Clinical Sites

  • Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • South Health Campus
  • Foothills Medical Center

PAG Call Expectations

  • Daily PAG call 8-5 with expectation to assist with operations occurring after hours
  • 2 Obstetrical Call to maintain competency if planning to practice Obstetrics after graduation
  • 2 Pediatric Surgery Calls

Curriculum
Clinical: 
The fellow will participate in all PAG clinics, pediatric urology clinics while on pediatric urology, endocrinology clinics, adolescent medicine clinics, complex chronic pain pediatric clinics as well as transition/adult gynecology clinics. With a focus on long term care of patients with anomalies/developmental delay. The fellow will also participate in PAG-surgery, pediatric surgery, urology surgery and plastic surgery cases. Lastly, the fellow will be responsible for PAG consults, in the Emergency Room as well as the inpatient units.

Teaching:
Fellows will be expected to attend 1 international PAG Conference where they will learn and display their research.  They will be responsible for teaching in clinic as well as in the operating room to both residents and medical students.  They will also be involved in PAG OSCEs for residents, resident PAG half day and our annual PAG Simulation day.  The fellow will also present at Grand Rounds to the department once in the academic year.

Research:
Research is anticipated to lead to national presentations and manuscript publications.

Devoted Time:
Overall balance is approximately 70% clinical activities and 30% academic/research time.

Notable Program Highlights: What sets this program apart…

Contact Information
Program Director: Dr. Sarah McQuillan
Phone: 403 956-2025
Email: [email protected]

Program Coordinator: Katiane Ummels
Phone: 403-944-4419
Email: [email protected]

Program Website: Fellowship | Cumming School of Medicine | University of Calgary (ucalgary.ca)

Supplementary Application Materials

Common application with required materials please submit to Katiane Ummels 

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University of Michigan

One Spot Available for 2024

Overview
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan is offering a two-year clinical/research fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The comprehensive goal of this Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellowship program is to train academic fellows who are outstanding clinicians, teachers, and research contributors. The clinical educational objective of the training program is to provide fellows with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to independently manage children and adolescents with the full spectrum of medical and surgical gynecologic conditions, including congenital anomalies and differences of sex development. The fellow is expected to educate students and residents and to perform clinical or basic research.

Clinical:
The fellow will participate in general PAG clinic, DSD clinic, PAG-Peds Heme clinic, PAG surgeries, and PAG consults, inpatient as well as in the Emergency Room. Rotations through several other pediatric subspecialties in the first year include: Pediatric Endocrinology and Adolescent Medicine. Other elective rotations may include Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Surgery, Child Protection Team, Pediatric Genetics, Gender Care, and Reproductive Endocrinology, including fertility preservation program, dependent on fellow interest.

Teaching:
The education of our fellows is a priority in the clinical and surgical settings. Formal education for the fellows occurs during scheduled PAG conferences and lectures by PAG and other faculty members. Fellows are also valued educators. They will participate in educational conferences and teach medical students and residents in both the clinic and the operating room. A large simulation center is available at the University of Michigan for further surgical skills training and educational endeavors.

Research:
Fellows will get some formal research training through an on-line course designed for fellows during their first year. This course helps to develop or expand skills needed to participate in research during their fellowship. Other courses can be taken dependent on fellow experience and interest. Statistical support is also available. Research is anticipated to lead to national presentations and publications.

Other Issues:
Overall balance is approximately 60-70% PAG clinical activities and 30-40% elective, research, and academic time. The fellow will have the opportunity to act as attending for adult gynecology care in clinic and on call. The fellow is expected to take general gynecology call 3-4 nights/weekend days per month (home call). The option of taking in-house OB call is also available. The fellows will participate in the Common Fellowship Curriculum, bi-annual half day seminars on research, teaching, career options, and other topics for all fellows in the Department of Ob/Gyn.

Fellowship Director:
Dr. Melina Dendrinos, MD
University of Michigan
Department of ObGyn
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
[email protected]

Fellowship website: https://medschool.umich.edu/departments/obstetrics-gynecology/education/fellowships-advanced-training-programs/pediatric-adolescent-gynecology

Application: We use the common application

Deadline for Application Submission: July 5, 2024

Interview date(s): Still pending

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator:
Maeve Sullivan ([email protected])
Phone: (734) 615-3773

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Childrens Mercy Kansas City (formerly University of Missouri, Kansas City)
One Spot Available 

Qualifications: Graduation for an accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Objectives:

-To develop clinical expertise in caring for the surgical and clinical gynecological needs of girls from birth to age 21.

-To develop skills to serve as a consultant to other disciplines and adult providers in the care of gynecological of pediatric and adolescent age girls.

-To develop the surgical skills appropriate to care for pediatric and adolescent age girls with complex urogenital anomalies.

-To gain research skills and experience in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology to contribute to scientific knowledge.

Structure of Program:

-The two-year fellowship by Children’s Mercy Hospital in collaboration of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Children’s Mercy serves a large referral area in the Midwest with a robust tertiary referral area.  

-The Gynecology team is a well-supported and close-knit group housed within the Department of Pediatric Surgery.

-Core components of the fellowship program consist of weekly clinical and surgical attendance on the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology service, as well as active interdisciplinary clinical participation in the differences of sexual development, Turner's syndrome, Endometriosis, Comprehensive Colorectal, and Bleeding Disorder Clinics.

-Fellows will also gain experience with rotations in associated disciplines of Pediatric Urology, Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders, Endocrinology, and Gender Pathways, and Sexual Abuse clinics and will be a member of the gender assignment team.

-The academic environment has a rich array of opportunities for learning. In addition, each fellow will have the opportunity to complete a graduate certificate in clinical research through bioinformatics department with the option to pursue a Master of Science in Health Informatics, if desired.

-During their two years, fellows will be supported to generate an original research project during their fellowship and will have opportunities to be involved in ongoing multidisciplinary research.

-Fellow will have an active role in resident education.

-Home call for the PAG service will be approximately 1 in 3 nights.

-(Additional moonlighting call may be available with in labor and delivery.)

Deadline for Application Submission: TBA

Contact:
Ashli Lawson, MD MS
Children’s Mercy Kansas City & UMKC
Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
E-mail: [email protected]

Or

Danelle Vogt, MBA | Fellowship Coordinator
Graduate Medical Education
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
P: (816) 983-6875 (x56875) | F: (816) 302-9959
E: [email protected] | W: childrensmercy.org
2401 Gillham Road | Kansas City, MO 64108

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University of Ottawa
One Spot Available

Introduction: Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) is a subspecialty division within the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Newborn Care (TOH), the Department of Surgery (CHEO) and The University of Ottawa. Our 1-Year funded Program offers the first bilingual PAG Fellowship in Canada.

This PAG Fellowship program will focus on the diagnosis and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology, congenital reproductive tract anomalies, pediatric & adolescent gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically ill children, reproductive endocrinopathies affecting children, contraceptive issue for the adolescent and obstetrical care for the adolescent patient. The Fellow is expected to develop the knowledge and skills appropriate to professionally function in the following roles: Medical expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Health Advocate, Scholar, and Professional in PAG.

Requirements:

Canadian Applicants:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 Reference Letters (please note: 1 reference letter must be from your current Program Director)
  • Copy of Medical Degree

Non-Canadian Applicants:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 Reference Letters (please note: 1 reference letter must be from your current Program Director)  Funding source
  • Copy of medical degree (including original and English translation)
  • Copy of Specialty degree (including original and English translation) in the specialty or sub specialty sought

Program Director:
Dr. Tania Dumont
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Ottawa
Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, CHEO
Email: [email protected]  / [email protected]

Deadline for Application Submission: TBA

Main Contact:
Erica Moore
Program Coordinator, Postgraduate Clinical Fellowship Programs
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Phone: 613-737-8899, ext. 73254
Fax: 613-737-8070
Email: [email protected]

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The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
1 position available to start on August 1, 2025

Introduction:
The Department of Women’s Health at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin is offering a two-year clinical/research fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). Fellows are expected to complete an independent research project during the two-year fellowship.

Program goals and objectives:
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellowship program at Dell Medical school aims to train fellows who will be fully equipped to independently provide care as pediatric and adolescent gynecologists and act as consultants to pediatric surgeons, family practice providers, and general pediatricians. Fellows will learn to advocate and lead within the department and the surrounding community, while promoting an inclusive and safe environment where all patients, learners, faculty, and staff have an equal opportunity to thrive and be heard. Graduates will be eligible to obtain an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) focused-practice designation.

Learning objectives:
Fellows will be trained to:

  • Manage common and uncommon conditions affecting the pediatric and adolescent gynecology population
  • Apply surgical techniques to effectively treat children and adolescents with acquired and congenital gynecologic concerns
  • Produce and disseminate a scholarly project that can be published or presented at a national meeting
  • Educate pediatric and adolescent gynecology learners, including residents, students and faculty
  • Serve the pediatric and adolescent population as both a physician and an advocate

Qualifications:
Applicants must be a graduate of an LCME-accredited medical school and a graduate of or in their final year of training at an ACGME-accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
All applicants must qualify for a Texas medical license.

Devoted time:
30% research
70% clinical

Overview:
Fellows who train in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School will attain advanced knowledge and skills to manage common and uncommon gynecologic conditions in the pediatric and adolescent population. Dell Medical School was created in partnership with the Austin-area community and built on the foundation of a top-tier research university. We value a vital, inclusive health ecosystem as a model for improving health in our local and broader world community.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is dedicated to evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value; accelerating innovation and research to improve health; educating leaders who transform health care; and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only comprehensive home for medical and surgical management of pediatric patients in Central Texas and would be the primary home for training our PAG fellows. We are located in beautiful and exciting Austin, TX.

The PAG fellowship program comprises two years of surgical and clinical training in the care of gynecologic conditions of girls aged 0-21 in addition to the production of scholarly work in the subspecialty area. Fellows are expected to exhibit excellent interpersonal communication skills. The educational environment will provide practice-based learning and broad exposure to all aspects of the specialty. In addition, fellows will be trained in aspects of care aligned to Dell Medical School’s mission including the value, equity, quality, and safety of care.

Fellowship structure:
This two-year fellowship includes rotations in general pediatric and adolescent gynecology, pediatric surgery, child advocacy, minimally invasive gynecology in children, and dedicated time for research. Multidisciplinary clinics will allow opportunities to work with pediatric endocrinology, pediatric hematology and oncology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Application submission deadline:
- Thursday, July 6, 2023 (for an August 2024 start)
- We use the PAG common application

Additional requirements:
All prospective fellows are also required to submit:
- USMLE exam reports

Interview dates (conducted virtually):
Summer, 2024

NRMP Match registration:
Our program will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants are required to register.

Didactics:
Fellows will have weekly protected educational time and will be expected to participate in departmental and division didactics. Fellows will also participate in an institutional research course and complete all required assignments.

Call responsibilities:
Fellows will be expected to take call from home at least twice per week with attending backup, except for research months and when rotating off service.

Salary and benefits:
Fellows will receive PGY-5 and PGY-6 salary and benefits through Ascension Seton. Please visit our website for more information on salary and benefits.

Program leadership:
Akua Afriyie-Gray, M.D., Fellowship director
[email protected]

Emily Weerts, Fellowship coordinator
[email protected]

Please direct all inquiries to the fellowship coordinator.

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Washington University School of Medicine  
NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Overview
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis will accept applications for our fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology in the Spring of 2020 for a start date of July 2021. Clinical sites for this program include Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Children’s Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. We accept the common application form found on the NASPAG website http://www.naspag.org/page/PAGFellowship.

The following documents are required to support your fellowship application:
A minimum of three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from the Director of your Residency Training Program.
Current curriculum vitae
Copy of medical school diploma (with English translation if applicable)
ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
Personal statement of career goals, with discussion of how you plan to use this training
Official copy of USMLE or LCCE transcript

Structure of fellowship
This fellowship is designed to prepare the trainee to pursue an academic or clinical career in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Extensive clinical experience is provided. The fellow is expected to develop a thorough understanding of the clinical evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of disorders of the female reproductive system of the pediatric, adolescent and young adult patient including normal puberty, pubertal disorders, DSD, menstrual disorders, contraceptive counseling, onco fertility, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, management of congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract and treatment of genital injuries. Surgical skills in minor procedures, laparoscopy, and major reconstructive procedures will be developed.

To complement training in clinical PAG, our fellow may rotate in pediatric surgery and child abuse management and attend clinics in pediatric urology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric dermatology, and adolescent medicine.
The fellow shall actively participate in research opportunities, and is expected to generate original research projects as well as multidisciplinary research. Our fellows are active in resident education through dedicated PAG clinics and assigned lectures in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics.

Qualifications: Candidates must have graduated from an LCME accredited medical school or hold a valid ECFMG certificate and have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Application Deadline: NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME

Interview Date(s): TBD

Contact Information
Program Director: Holly R. Hoefgen, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue
Mailstop: 8064-37-1005
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-273-4724
Fax: (314)-747-1481
Email: [email protected]
https://obgyn.wustl.edu/education/fellowships/adolescent-pediatric-gynecology-fellowship/
Website https://obgyn.wustl.edu/divisions/adolescent-pediatric-gynecology/

Assistant to Dr. Hoefgen
Jessica Graham
Phone: 314-273-4724
Fax: 314-747-1481
Email: [email protected]

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