Fellowships

The Department hosts the following fellowship programs:

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Program Description

The fellowship program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a two-year comprehensive program incorporating clinical, research, and educational activities. The fellows (three) will benefit from working directly with ten active surgeons in a high volume surgical setting whose collective focus includes a full spectrum of laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, and minimally invasive procedures including infertility, urogynecology, gynecologic oncology and general gynecology. Significant experience in single-incision laparoscopic surgery and certification in robotically-assisted laparoscopy are both integral components of our fellowship program. Surgical experience will be obtained primarily at three sites: Vanderbilt University Hospital, a freestanding ambulatory surgical center (Cool Springs Surgery Center), and office-based procedures. The fellow will participate in both resident-based gynecologic clinics and an active private gynecologic consultative service. Teaching activities will include participation in Vanderbilt’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA), where resident instruction in endoscopic techniques employs an advanced skills simulator laboratory. There will also be supervision of basic endoscopic procedures in the laboratory and clinical settings. Active participation in departmental grand rounds, didactic educational programs, and weekly conferences is expected. At least one research project and three publications are required. This may take advantage of the many clinical or basic research opportunities ongoing in the division or may be uniquely designed by the fellow with faculty supervision. Dedicated blocks of research time, statistical and IT support are provided. Upon completion of this program, the fellow will be competent in a full spectrum of endoscopic surgical techniques and qualified to serve as a consultant in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery in an academic or private setting.

Program Faculty

Program Director:  Amanda Yunker, DO, MSCR


Faculty:

  • Ted L. Anderson, MD, PhD (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery)
  • Howard Curlin, MD (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery)
  • Lara F. Harvey, MD, MPH (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery)
  • Amanda C. Yunker, DO, MSCR (Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery)
  • Alaina J. Brown, MD (Gynecologic Oncology)
  • Marta Crispens, MD (Gynecologic Oncology)
  • Rony A. Adam, MD (Urogynecology)
  • David H. Biller, MD (Urogynecology)
  • Rene M. Ward, MD (Urogynecology)
  • Carl W. Zimmerman, MD (Urogynecology)

 Accreditation / Affiliation

American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and

Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS)

Application

All applications are submitted through the AAGL website (aagl.org).  The deadline is generally 1 year prior to the anticipated start date. The program participates in the NRMP matching program for fellowships.  

Direct link for information:    http://www.aagl.org/service/fellowships

Direct link for application:    http://www.aagl.org/service/applications

Any questions or comments may be directed to Brittany Walters at brittany.walters@vumc.org .

Program Description

1/YR, TL 2 (Urologist - Two-Year Program)

1/YR, TL 3 (OB/GYN - Three-Year Program)

The fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a three year comprehensive program in all clinical, surgical, research and educational aspects of female pelvic medicine.  Fellows will benefit from working with fellowship trained and expert faculty.  Clinical experience and research time will be obtained at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and One Hundred Oaks campuses. Surgical experience will be obtained at Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Cool Springs Surgical Center. The Fellow is expected to participate in both departmental Grand Rounds and Didactic educational program activities.  Dedicated blocks of research time, statistical and IT support are provided.  Upon completion of this program the fellow will be competent in a full spectrum of urologic and gynecologic surgical techniques and will be qualified to serve as a consultant and practitioner in Uro- Gynecology in an academic or private setting.

Program Faculty

Program Director: Rony A. Adam, MD

Faculty

  • Rony A. Adam, MD  (Urogynecology)
  • Daniel H. Biller, MD (Urogynecology)
  • Roger R. Dmochowski, MD (Urology)
  • Melissa R. Kaufman, MD (Urology)
  • Renee M. Ward, MD (Urogynecology)
  • Carl W. Zimmerman, MD (Urogynecology)

Accreditation / Affiliation

American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and American Board of Urology

(The bulletin regarding this Fellowship may be found on the ABOG website)

Application

Application to this fellowship program should be made at least 18 months prior to the completion of your residency program. Applications should be submitted through ERAS. In ERAS, search by program location (Tennessee/Vanderbilt),  navigate to the Urology FPMRS page. You will then see both OB/GYN and Urology options.  Simply choose the correct specialty.

Deadline for the OB/GYN application is February 27, 2017.

 

Any questions or comments may be directed to Valerie Harris at valerie.harris@vanderbilt.edu

Program Description

The fellowship program in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a three-year comprehensive program incorporating clinical, surgical, research and educational activities in maternal-fetal medicine.  Our program is approved by ACGME and combines exceptional high volume clinical training in High-Risk Obstetrics with a wide variety of research opportunities to prepare trainees for a future in academic medicine, research, and/or community-based practice.

Clinical experience will be obtained at the Vanderbilt University Hospital, One Hundred Oaks outpatient clinic and the Vanderbilt Fetal Center located in the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  The fellow is expected to participate in departmental Grand Rounds, didactic education program activities and specialty specific conferences.  Fellows will also participate and assist in obstetric simulation in Vanderbilt’s Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA), focusing on critical care obstetrics and obstetric emergencies.  Fellows are expected to complete a thesis project during their training.  Dedicated blocks of research time, statistical and IT support are provided.

Upon completion of this program fellows will be competent in a full spectrum of maternal-fetal medicine including managing complex maternal-fetal health care problems, scientific inquiry, and critical evaluation of the literature and will be qualified to serve as a consultant and practitioner in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in an academic or private setting.

Program Faculty

Program Director: Kelly A. Bennett, MD, MSc

Assistant Program Director: Jennifer L. Thompson, MD

Maternal Fetal Medicine Faculty

  • Frank Boehm, MD
  • J Newton, MD, PhD
  • Etoi Garrison, MD, PhD
  • Lavenia Carpenter, MD
  • Dennis McWeeney, DO
  • Sarah Osmundson, MD, MS
  • Rolanda Lister, MD
  • Lisa Zuckerwise, MD
  • Laura Houston, MD

Genetic Counselors

  • Martha Dudek, MS, LCGC
  • Jill Slamon, MS, MAT
  • Caitlin Grabarits, MGC
  • Randa Newman, MS

Accreditation / Affiliation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)

Application

One fellowship position is available annually in our Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) program. Fellowship Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from December 1 through May 31 each year.

Only those with complete applications will be considered for an interview.  Interviews will be held in July/August/September for a July 1 start date the following year.  Eligible candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME or AOA accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology program in good standing and have passed USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3.

Information regarding registering for ERAS, applying to programs, and application fees can be found on the ERAS website.

Any questions or comments may be directed to Katita McCullough at katita.mccullough@vanderbilt.edu