EVMS' Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Fellowship is a two-year academic training program:

It's designed to train physicians with a focus in the clinical, educational and research aspects of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

This training expertise will allow graduates of the program to provide gynecologic care to patients with the ability to utilize advanced surgical technologies, techniques and diagnostic tools.

This experience will allow graduates to expand access for women seeking expert gynecologic surgical care.

Program description

The program consists of two years (22 active months) of training which includes clinical, educational, and research activities. Fellows will work with fellowship-trained Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeons, Urogynecologist, Reproductive Endocrinology & infertility and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, as well as other physicians with expertise in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.

Patient care will include experience in surgical, office, inpatient settings, as well as our Ultrasound Diagnostic Unit & Research Center. Surgical training will include a balanced exposure and in office procedures, hysteroscopy, laparoscopic, vaginal and robotic techniques.

During the fellowship experience, trainees will become proficient in the diagnosis, management and surgical treatment of patients presenting with conditions including:

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Leiomyomas
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain

Trainees will have access to advanced diagnostic ultrasound techniques and expertise. Fellowship graduates will be able to integrate the use of ultrasound in the clinical diagnosis of adnexal masses, advanced endometriosis, leiomyoma, as well as other gynecologic conditions. Elective rotation with Gynecology Oncology, General Surgery, Colo-rectal surgery and Urology may also be available with prior approval.

Fellows will be expected to participate in a variety of educational activities:

  • Weekly didactic sessions
  • Grand Rounds
  • Weekly educational rounds
  • Bi-monthly journal club
  • Monthly resident lectures
  • Simulation activities

Fellows will be expected to be certified in FLS or equivocal program, complete a robotic certification curriculum and will be responsible to supervising simulation-training activities for residents and fellows.

Trainess will be expected to complete one research project suitable for publication. They will have access to a dedicated research division that includes Contraceptive Research and Development (CONRAD).