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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship

Gain the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive care for women with pelvic floor disorders during the three-year Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship at Mount Auburn Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

You’ll work closely with the experienced specialists at Boston Urogynecology Associates, the largest urogynecology practice in the Boston area. All of our physicians hold teaching appointments at Harvard Medical School.

Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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Specialize in Urogynecology

During your fellowship, you’ll provide the full spectrum of clinical and surgical care to women with pelvic floor disorders. By the time you graduate, you’ll be highly skilled in a wide variety of services and treatments, including:

  • Urogynecologic evaluation
  • Office treatments
  • BOTOX® injections
  • Cystoscopy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Multi-channel urodynamics
  • Neuromodulation
  • Surgical procedures
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Vaginal surgery

You’ll also have rotations in colorectal surgery and urology, and will collaborate closely with gynecologic oncologists at Mount Auburn Hospital. You won’t have any obstetric obligations.

Extensive Surgical Training

As FPMRS fellow at Mount Auburn, you’ll participate in approximately 200 surgeries each year. Gain experience in all types of surgery and learn minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques from the physicians who pioneered the procedures.

Clinical Research

Conduct clinical research under the mentorship of our faculty physicians and conduct your work during blocks of research time that increase with each year of your training. You’ll also have opportunities to participate in clinical research projects underway in our practice and present at national or international meetings.

Conferences & Teaching Opportunities

Enrich your hands-on training with a variety of learning experiences. Attend weekly fellow meetings to discuss research and hear guest speakers from various medical departments at Mount Auburn Hospital. Meet with doctors from all over the Boston area during journal club. And improve your data collection and analysis skills in an annual statistics course.

You’ll also build your teaching skills as you help train residents from Harvard-affiliated tertiary care centers.

Graduate Placements

Our program prepares you for a career in a variety of health care facilities. Past fellows from our program have accepted positions at institutions such as Emory University, Kaiser Permanente, the New England Medical Center, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Minimum Requirements

Graduation from accredited residency program in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). The OB/GYN Fellowships participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). A complete application must include the following:

  • Completed ERAS® Program Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (submitted via ERAS®)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your Residency Program Director (submitted via ERAS®)
  • CREOG transcripts from PGY 1-3 years (emailed to program administrator)

Application Deadlines

November 17, 2020: ERAS opens for application submission.

January 31, 2021: Application deadline for consideration of first round of interview offers by participating FPMRS programs.

February 15, 2021: Participating FPMRS programs will send out first round of interview offers by 5 pm Eastern.

February 22, 2021: Applicants will accept or decline first round interview offers by 5 pm Eastern.

March 22, 2021: Interview season opens for participating FPMRS programs.

Interview Dates

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Friday, May 7, 2021

Contact Us

For more information, contact fellowship coordinator Dafny Argueta at 617-667-2966 or dargueta@bidmc.harvard.edu.

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