About this fellowship program
The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s mission is to provide trainees with advanced training in the care of patients with female pelvic floor disorders, and to provide an in-depth experience in clinical and investigative work sufficient to allow pursuit of an academic career in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery after completion of the program. The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellows receive outstanding clinical and research exposure during the 3 years within the program. Fellows will be actively involved in teaching when it comes to medical students and residents that rotate on the benign gynecologic service. They will be assessed regularly by the program director and other faculty, with a focus on allowing each fellow to reach their own personal goals during their training, while meeting all the requirements set forth by the ACGME. The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship became ACGME certified as of 2014 with the enactment of the milestones and case log system which enables the fellows to monitor their progress towards meeting educational goals.
The curriculum for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship includes 17 months of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 5 months of Female Urology, 1 month of Colorectal Surgery, 1 month of Gastroenterology and Physical Therapy, and 12 months of Research (Protected). The FPMRS Division at the OSWMC consists of 3 fellowship-trained physicians and a dedicated nurse practitioner. It has a full compliment of 3 fellows and is integrated with the departments of Urology, Colorectal Surgery, Gastroenterology and Physical Therapy.
The curriculum for the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship includes 12 months of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, eight months of female urology, two months of colorectal surgery, one month of geriatrics and physical therapy, one month of gastroenterology and physical therapy and 12 months of research (protected).
Fellows are required to take two graduate level courses (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) as part of the fellowship. These courses are taught by faculty of The Ohio State University College of Public Health or Department of Epidemiology and are typically taken in the first and second year of fellowship. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to pursue a more comprehensive Master of Science, which would incorporate these didactic requirements.
The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship offers a single position on an annual basis. All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) match. International applicants are invited to apply through the NRMP as well.
Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellows participate in various regular educational conferences and seminars including three mandatory weekly conferences: FPMRS Conference, OB/GYN Grand Rounds and scientific meetings.
FPMRS Conference Thursdays at 8 am
OB/GYN Conferences Thursdays at 7 am
The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Medicine Fellowship participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all positions. Our application requirements are the same as the standard ERAS application, which includes:
- Complete application
- Personal statement
- Medical student performance evaluation (MSPE)
- Medical school transcript
- USMLE Step I, USMLE Step 2
- Three letters of recommendation (one of which has to be from your residency program director)
For more information, contact:
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellows
Elizabeth Robison, MD PGY-7
Rahel Ghenbot, MD PGY-6
Christine Santayana, DO PGY-5