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Fellowship Programs



Our fellows have protected didactic time every Wednesday morning from 8 am-12 pm. This time begins with our Departmental Grand Rounds and M&M. The remainder of the time is allocated to our URPS curriculum. This curriculum is a block schedule based on ABOG’s Guide to Learning in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and includes the six ACGME core competencies. 

The first block includes lectures conducted by our faculty and/or visiting experts in their respective fields. Topics include chapter discussions, journal club, billing/coding, and risk management/malpractice education.

The second block includes a monthly rotation of Division meetings, URPS Case Presentation/M&M, Fellow-Administration meetings, and Division Research meetings. This time is used to evaluate practice management, review difficult cases, discuss ongoing projects, brainstorm new projects, and meet with our faculty mentors and epidemiologists, who perform our statistical analyses. The program director also uses this time for a monthly check-in with the fellows.

The third block is dedicated administrative time for the fellows.

In addition to the regular Wednesday morning curriculum outlined above, we have several other special scheduled didactic sessions throughout the year. Some of these include:

Research Lecture Series
Sponsored by the USF Health Department of OBGYN, this lecture series is directed toward all fellows in OBGYN. In addition to traditional lectures, there are live tutorials for learning statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA) to prepare our fellows for successful Thesis design and defense.

Urodynamics Review

Cadaver Lab
Throughout the year, we participate in the simulation of robotic, laparoscopic, and open-surgical techniques at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS).

Fellows as Teachers

Our fellows have several opportunities to serve as educators. This teaching role extends beyond the operating room. Below are some of the many ways in which our fellows participate in the education of others. 

  • Teaching resident simulation, including Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) repair.
  • Meeting with the resident on service to review the resident reading of the week. This allows for one-on-one review of core URPS topics.
  • Clinical teaching of residents, medical students, and physician assistant students.
  • Mentoring residents, medical students, and master's students who elect to participate in our research projects.