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Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship (Arizona)

Program Description

The Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship is for gynecologists or urologists who wish to specialize in pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. The three year program provides you with a broad range of pelvic surgery experiences and a multispecialty approach to urinary incontinence and pelvic disorders. Training emphasizes evaluation, treatment and continuing care with state-of-the-art technology.

This fellowship is structured to satisfy the requirements of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Urogynecology Society for urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery fellowship programs. The fellowship is accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The fellowship includes two clinical years and one basic research year.


The typical rotation schedule includes:

Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery 3-4 quarters
Radical Pelvic Surgery 2-3 quarters
Urologic/Colorectal Surgery 1 quarter
Clinical Research 52 days/year
Basic Science Research 4 quarters

Clinical Training

The clinical portion of the fellowship provides you with extensive surgical and diagnostic training. You will gain hands-on experience diagnosing and managing patients with urinary stress incontinence and pelvic relaxation. You will perform many complex benign gynecological surgical procedures. You also will gain intestinal and urinary tract surgical experience as you manage patients with extensive endometriosis and gynecologic oncology processes.

Research Training

You will conduct clinical research projects with the help of faculty. You will participate in laboratory-based research.

Didactic Training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of the program. In addition, you will take classes in research design, statistics, pelvic anatomy, urodynamics and the use of computers.

Appointments and Applications

One position is available each year on a competitive basis. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited residency program in the United States, previous research experience, previous surgical experience, and aspirations for a career in academic medicine. Applications for this fellowship, which begins in July, should be completed by April of the previous calendar year.

Program Contacts

For an application form or more information, please submit the following information via email:

  • Program Name
  • Your Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • Medical School Attended
  • Year of Graduation
  • Residency/Fellowship

or contact

  • Verna Roller, Department of Gynecologic Surgery
  • Paul Magtibay, M.D., Program Director, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program
Mayo Clinic Arizona
5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054

For more information about Mayo Clinic residencies and fellowships, please contact:

  • Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
    200 First Street S.W.
    Rochester, MN 55905
  • 507-284-2220
  • MSGME Admissions
  • April 2, 2012
  • ART326190