Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
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 medical and surgical gynecologic conditions. The fellow will also participate in managing congenital anomalies 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: 50% clinical/ 50% research.
Clinical: Weekly clinics in PAG, weekly clinic in adolescent or college health, monthly DSD clinic, PAG-surgery, inpatient adolescent consults, gyn consults in the Pediatric Emergency room.
Rotations through several other pediatric subspecialties, including: Pediatric Urology, Adolescent Medicine, Family Planning in adolescent setting (teen health clinic, college health)
Other rotations may include: Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric abuse team, Pediatric Genetics, Reproductive Endocrinology, including ovarian preservation program, Adolescent Psychiatry, Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency.
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. Research can be clinical or laboratory, dependant 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 monthly conference with Adolescent Medicine residents led by the PAG fellow.
The fellow will take general gynecology call 3-4 nights/weekends per month (home 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.
Program Director: Elisabeth H. Quint
Year Fellowship Began: 2011
Duration: One - two years
Research Times: Varies
Course Work: Biostatistics
Possible Rotations: Pediatric Urology, Adolescent Medicine, Family Planning, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric abuse team, Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Genetics, Developmental Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency
Application Deadline: Applications are due July 1 and must be routed through the NASPAG website at: http://www.naspag.org/?page=trainees.
Interview Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 for a July 1, 2016 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.
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Please visit http://www.naspag.org/index.php/trainees to apply.
Additional questions and completed application documents may be directed to:
University of Michigan Health System
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
L4510 Women’s Hospital
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5276
Phone: (734) 615-3773
Fax: (734) 936-7507