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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program Description

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., has a long history of providing renowned care in the various disciplines of gynecologic surgery.

We offer a three-year Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship for physicians who wish to specialize in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery.

This program provides extensive exposure to management of complex benign pelvic surgery beyond incontinence and prolapse. It offers you the opportunity to acquire the factual knowledge and medical and surgical skills needed to identify, evaluate and treat the spectrum of disorders affecting the lower genitourinary tract. The aim of the fellowship is to prepare candidates for subspecialty certification and for a career in academic medicine.

Mayo Clinic's Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship offers:

  • A broad spectrum of experience in pelvic surgery, with an emphasis on urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. In addition, experience with radical pelvic surgery, complex abdominal surgery and colorectal surgery will be emphasized.
  • A multispecialty approach to the evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic-floor disorders. Specialists from gastroenterology, urology, neurology, colorectal surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation combine to form a comprehensive team for evaluation and management.
  • Training that emphasizes evaluation, including urodynamic and cystoscopic, as well as treatment for a wide range of urogynecologic and pelvic floor dysfunctions.
  • The opportunity to obtain a Master's Degree in Clinical Research.
  • An extensive conference and didactic schedule, which emphasizes urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, congenital anomalies, neuro-urology and general gynecologic surgery. In addition, monthly journal club, research meetings and M&M conferences are held.

This fellowship satisfies the requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology for the subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine/Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship programs.

Program History
In 1970, a one-year fellowship in Advanced Pelvic Surgery began at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and was continued until 1996. In 1997, we began one of the first accredited programs in Urogynecology/ Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, which has evolved into an accredited three-year fellowship, offering two years of clinical training and one year of dedicated research.

Since the beginning of the program in 1970, approximately 23 fellows have completed their gynecologic surgery training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Going forward, it is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program each year.

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