Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Information
The fellow is responsible for attending all assigned surgical cases, familiarizing themselves with the history beforehand, and dictating the H&P as appropriate. At the end of each week, the fellow will review the following week’s operative schedule with Dr. Zurawin and together they will select the cases. The fellow is responsible for rounding on all assigned patients.
Preoperative and postoperative care is essential to good medical practice. The fellow will attend clinic with the program director and work up new patients and see all postoperative patients.
On the private service, the fellow acts as junior attending, supervising the residents assigned to the service and guiding them during the operative procedures to the limits of the residents’ ability. There will always be an attending present to supervise the cases. The fellow will organize a monthly conference for the residents at St. Luke’s on various topics.
Journal Club is held every month over dinner. This is a multi-disciplinary meeting that includes gynecologists, general surgeons, colorectal surgeons, and urologists. All faculty, residents, and fellows are invited. The fellow is responsible for selecting journal articles, reviewing one article, and assigning the others.
Multiple opportunities exist for research at Baylor College of Medicine. Each fellow is required to complete at least one research project during their tenure as a fellow at Baylor College of Medicine.
In addition, the fellow is required to present an original research project at the annual meeting of the AAGL. This is mandatory and is a prerequisite to graduation.
Fellows can pursue clinical trials under the supervision of the program director. There are also many other investigators within Baylor that are excited to work with our fellows. In the past, fellows have collaborated with several departments within the hospital on research projects.