Research training is focused on the interests of the individual fellow. We have opportunities for research in epidemiology, clinical trials, translation research and basic science. Fellows will design their research projects in collaboration with mentors within the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
The research curriculum includes both a formal didactic component and practical research experience that will provide a well-rounded experience in study design, study execution, manuscript preparation, and grant writing.
Didactic sessions are taught through weekly classes over the course of 3 months and are a collaboration effort with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Division. Topics include the following:
Each fellow is assigned to a faculty mentor whose research interests most closely match those of the fellow (basic science, translational, epidemiology, or clinical research interests). Faculty and fellow work closely together in developing and conducting a series of research projects with major focus on a completion of a thesis project by the end of fellowship.
It is expected that the fellow will complete research projects during the 3 years of fellowship. Typically, this includes retrospective studies, meta-analysis and at least one prospective study. Additional research projects are encouraged.