Ohio State’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers two excellent fellowship programs: the Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship Program and the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship
The ACGME approved 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 has become ACGME certified as of 2012 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 12 months of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 8 months of Female Urology, 2 months of Colorectal Surgery, 1 month of Geriatrics and Physical Therapy, 1 month of Gastroenterology and Physical Therapy, and 12 months of Research (Protected).
Andrew Hundley, MD
FPMRS Fellowship Director
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Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Fellowship Program
The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine maintains an ABOG-accredited, three-year fellowship that’s designed to prepare Fellows for an academic career in Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Upon completion of the fellowship, our Fellows have managed the care of a variety of patients with complicated pregnancies.
Fellows at Ohio State are able to develop areas of expertise, as the breadth of our patient population provides much diversity. Our Fellows have the ability to design and complete clinical and basic research, with 18 months of protected time to ensure the completion of thesis work.
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Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center serves as a regional perinatal center for central and southeastern Ohio. Our Medical Center performs more than 4,000 deliveries annually, 600 plus of which are maternal transports.
The Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine maintains an active fetal therapy unit, which performs:
- Intrauterine transfusions
- Placental laser therapy for twin/twin transfusion
The division also has active clinical programs in:
- Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
- Substance abuse in pregnancy
The multidisciplinary genetics program includes:
- MFM specialist dual-boarded in MFM and Genetics
More than 500 amniocenteses and chorionic villus samplings are performed annually through the program.
The division’s perinatal research laboratory performs basic research in prematurity, diabetes and preeclampsia. The lab performs cell culture, protein chemistry, ELISA and all aspects of molecular biology.
The division is part of the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) MFM Units Network, which is a unique opportunity for access to data and publications. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with researchers in other Ohio State departments. Fellows are encouraged to participate at national meetings.
The Division of Gynecologic Oncology maintains an ABOG-accredited, three-year fellowship, which consists of one year of research followed by two years of clinical training.
Gynecologic Oncologist Fellows are exemplary physicians who are trained to provide consultation and management to patients with gynecologic cancer.
This is accomplished through training Fellows to be:
- Surgeons who are able to manage a full range of technical surgical issues and complex medical situations that arise in women with gynecologic cancers
- Teachers who can transmit the information learned during their fellowship to the patients they manage, as well as to other medical personnel such as obstetricians and gynecologists
- Researchers whose investigation of the clinical and basic scientific questions will lead to improved outcomes in women with gynecologic cancers