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Baylor College of Medicine

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.

Deadline for Application Submission:
Contact Information Accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for 2015 positions. Interview dates will be posted later but will likely occur summer and fall 2013.
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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecololgy Fellowship
Baylor College of Medicine
6651 Main St., 10th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 832-826-7371
Fax: 832-825-9352
http://www.bcm.edu/obgyn/index.cfm?pmid=7417


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Overview:

Applications are currently being accepted for a two year clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). This two-year clinical fellowship program is intended to provide additional clinical and academic experience in pediatric and adolescent gynecology for individuals who have completed a basic residency program in obstetrics and gynecology and who wish to pursue careers as clinician 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.

Structure of Fellowship:
The fellowship offers multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, including opportunities in complex genitourinary reconstructive surgery; forensic examinations; hematology clinic, bariatric surgery program, and other pediatric subspecialties. CCHMC supports family and teen-centered care for a diverse population of girls and young women throughout Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, as well as internationally. The fellow is expected to participate in clinical research and has an option to pursue a Master’s in Science or in Public Health. Such varied opportunities will prepare the physician for an academic career in the growing field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Deadline for Application Submission:
Accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for 2015 positions.
Interview dates will be posted later but will likely occur late summer 2014.

Contact Information
Program Director: Lesley Breech, MD (
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Fellowship Coordinator: Marlie Montgomery ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, ML 2026
Cincinnati, OH 45229
http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/ed/clinical/fellow/gynecology/


The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario Canada

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.

Deadline for Application Submission:
Accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for 2015 positions. Interview dates will be posted later but will likely occur summer and fall 2013.

Contact Information
Program Director: Sari Kives, MD (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Fellowship Coordinator- Zarine Tilak, BA, M.Ed. (e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Section of Pediatric Gynecology
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5G 1X8
Office: (416) 813-6188
Fax: (416) 813-6192
http://www.obgyn.utoronto.ca/fellowships/programs/Paeds.htm


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

Overview:

The Louisville Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Program –the longest running fellowship in the country – was initated in at the University of Louisville through a relationship with Kosair Childrens Hospital. As of October 1, 2011, the fellowship will be completely housed at Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Our program is designed to provide an opportunity for gynecologists who have completed their residency to acquire additional skills in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. We offer a comprehensive education which focuses on the medical and surgical aspects of the subspecialty and emphasizes the endocrinologic aspects of managing pediatric gynecological patients. Our program includes diverse clinical experiences and interdisciplinary didactic and research training. Graduates from our program serve as leaders in our specialty across the United States and Canada.

In additional to time spent in dedicated PAG clinics, the fellow is scheduled opportunity to rotate with other professionals in subspecialties such as Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Urology, Genetics, Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Dermatology and/ or others as time permits to gain additional knowledge and experience in procedures and techniques. Fellows also spend time in a community based program Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) and rotate through the Healthy for Life program designed for children with obesity.

The fellow will participate in weekly PAG conference which includes journal club, book reviews and other didactic learning with a focus exclusively on PAG. Each fellow will be expected to prepare and submit a research abstract for the NASPAG meeting. Home call for PAG service will be approximately 1:3. Fellowship is structured 70% clinical/ 30% research.

Optional In July 2004, the fellowship was expanded from a one-year to an optional two-year program incorporating a Masters of Science in Public Health Degree. Classes are offered 4-5:30pm Monday through Thursday in order to facilitate your clinical duties during the day. Instructors are flexible and understanding.

Deadline for Application Submission:
Accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for 2015 positions

Contact Information
Program Director:
Paige Hertweck, M.D. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Chief of Gynecology, Kosair Children's Hospital
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship, Kosair Children's Gynecology Specialists
210 East Gray St., Suite 600
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-629-3730

 


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Deadline for next application: July 1, 2014 for 2015 academic 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

Structure of Program:

The fellowship is a 1 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 adult OBGYN clinics, 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 randomized control trial course offered by the Foundation for Exxcellence. All fellows are expected to complete a novel research project upon graduation. Call is currently 3 nights monthly, in-house, and 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, eating disorders, and a multidisciplinary child abuse clinic. These rotations will help develop your fund of knowledge in counseling on contraceptive options for the medically complex child, the evaluation and management of sexual transmitted infections, 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.

Kim Hoover, M.D.
Director Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology
Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Alabama Birmingham
Department of Women's Reproductive Services
619 19 Street South
Suite 10261
Birmingham, AL 35249-7333
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205-934-8865 academic office
205-996-7090 academic fax
 


University of Michigan

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.

Fellowship Director:
Elisabeth H. Quint, MD
University of Michigan
Department of OB/GYN
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109

Application is available at: http://obgyn.med.umich.edu/education/fellowships/non-abog-fellowships/pediatric-adolescent-gynecology

Deadline for application: Not accepting applications for July 2015 start date.

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator:
Peggy Engel ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Phone: (734) 615-3773

 


University of Missouri, Kansas City,
The Children's Mercy Hospital


Kansas City, Missouri
Deadline for next application: July 1, 2014 for 2015-2017 academic years
Qualifications: Graduation for an accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Objectives:

  1. To develop clinical expertise in caring for the gynecological needs of girls from birth to age 21
  2. To develop skills to serve as a consultant to other disciplines and adult providers in the gynecological care of pediatric and adolescent age girls
  3. To develop the surgical skills appropriate to care for pediatric and adolescent age girls with complex urogenital anomalies
  4. To gain research skills and experience in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology in order to contribute to scientific knowledge.

Structure of Program:
The fellowship is housed within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,This program consists of weekly clinical and surgical attendance on the pediatric and adolescent gynecology service at The Children's Mercy Hospital as well as monthly interdisciplinary clinical participation in the DSD, and Turner's syndrome clinic. Fellows will also rotate in associated disciplines of pediatric urology, adolescent medicine and eating disorders, endocrinology, SCAN clinics (sexual abuse and forensics) and be a member of the gender assignment team. In addition, each fellow will be expected to complete a certification in clinical research with a Master's of Science in Health Informatics available if desired. Fellows are expected to generate an original research project during their fellowship and to be involved in ongoing multidisciplinary research. Each fellow will have some time each week for independent adult obstetric and gynecologic c practice for board certification. Home call for the PAG service will be approximately 1 in 3 nights.

Contact:
Julie Strickland MD MPH
Professor, Department of- Obstetrics/Gynecology
University of Missouri at Kansas City
2401 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64108
office: 816-404-5150
fax: 816-404-5175
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University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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

Main Contact:
Laura Russo
Program Coordinator, Postgraduate Clinical Fellowship Programs
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Phone: 613-737-8899, ext. 73254
Fax: 613-737-8070
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Program Director:
Dr. Nathalie Fleming
Associate Professor
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Ottawa
Chief, Division of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, CHEO
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Deadline for Application Submission: Accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for 2015 positions. Interview dates will be posted later but will likely occur summer and fall 2014.

 


Washington Hospital Center/Children's National Medical Center

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

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, disorders of sex development, pediatric and adolescent gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children, and reproductive endocrinopathies. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to care and perform research regarding gynecological psychosocial issues such as gender identity, sexual and physical abuse and teen pregnancy in children and adolescents. Our goal is that graduates will pursue careers that advance this field forward as well as improve health care services and professional training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to receive intensive research training at the DC Clinical Research Training Consortium.

Location:
The fellowship will be part of the Women and Infants Services at the Washington Hospital Center (WHC). The care of patients will take place at WHC, Children's National Medical Center (CNMC), Georgetown University and Unity Health Care Clinics.

Washington Hospital CenterWashington Hospital Center is the largest private hospital in the nation's capital. The Hospital Center occupies a 47-acre campus in Washington, DC that it shares with Children's National Medical Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital and the DC Veteran Administration Medical Center. A proud member of MedStar Health, the not-for-profit Hospital Center has 926 licensed beds offering primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to adult and neonatal patients. In fiscal year 2007, 46,209 inpatients --including 4,556 births-- and 389,803 outpatients were treated.Children's National Medical CenterChildren's National Medical Center 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.Structure of FellowshipThe Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Washington Hospital Center/Children's National Medical Center will entail 70% clinical work and 30% research.Pediatric EndocrinologyThe fellow will participate in a rotation with the Pediatric Endocrinology group at Children's National Medical Center as well as the NIH Division of Reproductive Endocrinology.

Application Deadline:
Accepting applications through July 1, 2014 for 2015 positions. Interview dates will be posted later but will likely occur summer and fall 2013.

Contact Information
Program Director: Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Fellowship Coordinator: Jacqueline De Leon ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Washington Hospital Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
110 Irving Street NW, Suite 5B-63
Washington, DC 20010

202-877-7127
http://www.whcenter.org/wis


Washington University School of Medicine

Saint Louis, Missouri

Overview

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine will be offering a two year clinical fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology beginning July 2014 through June 30, 2016.The clinical sites for our fellowship include Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Children’s Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Structure of fellowship
The fellowship is designed to prepare the trainee to pursue a career in pediatric and adolescent gynecology. Extensive clinical experience is provided. Fellows will participate directly in patient care through outpatient clinics for pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients as well as provide hospital consultations for Saint Louis Children’s Hospital inpatients and the Emergency Department patients. Surgical procedures are performed at both Saint Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital.

To complement the intensive training in clinical PAG, the fellow will have the opportunity to gain clinical experiences in several programs on the Washington University campus. The fellow will rotate in pediatric surgery and child abuse management and attend clinics in pediatric urology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric dermatology, and adolescent medicine. Pediatric and adolescent gynecology serves on the Saint Louis Children’s Hospital Disorders of Sexual Development (DSD) team, and the Oncofertility team serving as consultants for families and patients and interacting in monthly multidisciplinary conferences. The fellow is expected to take a graduate level course in biostatistics through the medical school, and enroll in classes provided by the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. The fellow shall actively participate in research opportunities, and is expected to generate original research projects as well as multidisciplinary research. Attendance at national and international conferences is encouraged. The fellow shall be responsible for resident education through dedicated PAG clinics and assigned lectures in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and other departments.

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, menstrual disorders, contraceptive counseling, 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.

Fellowship director is Diane F. Merritt, M.D. Dr. Merritt is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Merritt served as the Director of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine since 1984. She is a founding member of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG), serving on the Board of Directors from 2005-2010 and as President from 2008-2009. She is the current Chair of the Committee of Adolescent Health Care for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG). Valerie S. Ratts, M.D. is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist who is actively involved in the pediatric and adolescent gynecology training program, clinical services and research activities.

Deadline for Application Submission to Dr. Merritt: Not accepting applications for July 2015 start date.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have graduated from an LCME accredited medical school or hold a valid ECFMG certificate and completed an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology by July 2015.

Contact Information
Program Director: Diane F. Merritt, M.D.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-362-4211
Fax: (314)-747-1481
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http://www.obgyn.wustl.edu/content/160/adolescent_and_pediatric_gynecology.aspx
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