Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Overview: The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan is offering a one -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 medical and surgical gynecologic conditions, including congenital anomalies. The fellow will also participate in managing DSD conditions in children and teens in a multidisciplinary setting through patient care and management conferences. The fellow is expected to educate students and residents and to perform clinical or basic research.
Structure of the fellowship:
Overall: 60% clinical 40% research.
Clinical: Twice weekly clinics in PAG, twice monthly DSD clinic, PAG-surgery, inpatient adolescent consults, gyn consults in the Pediatric Emergency room. Rotations through several other pediatric subspecialties, including: Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, Teen health clinic. Other rotations may include: Pediatric abuse team, Pediatric Genetics, Reproductive Endocrinology, including ovarian preservation program, Adolescent Psychiatry, Developmental Pediatrics.
Teaching: Fellows will participate in educational conferences and teach in clinic as well as in the operating room to both residents and medical students. A large simulation center is available at the University of Michigan to help with educational endeavors.
Research: Fellows will usually enroll in a 3-week biostatistics or epidemiology course in July of their first year. This course helps to develop or expand skills needed to participate in research during their fellowship. Other courses (e.g excellence) are offered, if the fellow already has an MPH and dependent on interest. Research can be clinical or laboratory, dependent on the fellow's skills and interests. The research is anticipated to lead to national presentations and publications.
Other areas: The PAG fellow 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 occasional conferences with Adolescent Medicine residents led by the PAG fellow. The fellow will have an opportunity for adult gynecology care in clinic; is expected to take general gynecology call 3-4 nights/weekends per month (home call) as well as monthly OB call. At the University of Michigan the fellows will participate in the bi-annual half day seminars on research, teaching and other fellow-specific topics (Common Fellowship Curriculum), offered to all fellows in the Department of OB/GYN.
Elisabeth H. Quint, MD
University of Michigan
Department of OB/GYN
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Application is available via NASPAG: http://www.naspag.org/?page=trainees
Please note: The University of Michigan will not be accepting applications in 2016 for a July 1, 2017 start date. We will be accepting applications next year for a July 1, 2018 start date.
Minimum requirements to apply:
- College of Family Physicians of Canada
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- National Joint Committee on Accreditation of Pre-registration Physician Training Programs of the Canadian Medical Association
Elisabeth Quint, M.D.