Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
This fellowship program is conducted under the aegis of Baylor College of Medicine, the fulcrum of the Texas Medical Center.
The Texas Medical Center consists of 100 permanent buildings and 42 member institutions engaging in not-for-profit patient care, education, and research.
- This medical care and research center is the largest in the United States, with Baylor College of Medicine itself ranking in the top ten in National Institute of Health funding.
- All hospitals, patient care offices, administration buildings, and research laboratories are within a four city block area.
- Key BCM personnel involved in the fellowship training are in the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
The goal of the program is to teach fellows the necessary clinical, surgical and academic skills to become excellent physicians in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. This goal is accomplished through providing the highest quality patient care, educating house staff and medical students about the specialty, and engaging in pertinent academic training and research.
The fellowship is completed over the course of two years, offering participants a balance of clinical training and research. Fellows have the opportunity to work with faculty investigators to pursue clinical and basic research in minimally invasive surgery. In their clinical activities, fellows care for patients in a variety of outpatient clinics and manage gynecology-related surgical and medical admissions to the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals. Faculty members also supervise fellows during surgical cases from their adult private practices, to enhance the necessary skills required for minimally invasive surgery. Fellows will also get ample experience in outpatient office-based surgery.
Each year, the division director outlines a program of didactic training incorporated into seminars and lectures. Formal course work at Baylor College of Medicine in statistics and fundamentals of clinical research are available and strongly recommended. Fellows can also pursue a Masters of Public Health or a Masters of Clinical Research through a variety of programs offered at the Texas Medical Center.