Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship Information
Fellowship Applicant Requirements
Our program is designed for individuals who demonstrate a high level of academic performance, have a strong interest in basic research, possess the requisite surgical skills, and most importantly, have a strong desire to develop as independent clinical and laboratory investigators.
All graduates of U.S. accredited or osteopathic medical schools that have completed a four-year residency in an ACGME-accredited residency in obstetrics and gynecology are invited to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in good standing in the community in order to be considered for fellowship.
- Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Clinic
This serves as the primary outpatient clinic where fellows and staff see patients three days a week. The clinic sees the full spectrum of conditions in pediatric and adolescent gynecology, from the treatment of ovarian cysts, to management of menstrual disorders in patients with chronic illness, precocious puberty, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and congenital anomalies requiring surgery. The fellows have the opportunity to follow these patients from the first clinic visit to the operating room as well as post-operatively. The fellows and staff also work closely with many other departments to provide the best integrated care for the patients.
- Department of Adolescent Medicine
Fellows spend one to two half day sessions per week in the adolescent medicine service. In the Adolescent Medicine Clinic, two to three new patients and five to six return patients are evaluated. These patients present various pathologies, including dysfunctional uterine bleeding, depression, behavioral problems and eating disorders. Also, patients undergo contraceptive counseling, well-woman exams and other preventative medical interventions in this clinic.
- Department of Pediatric Endocrinology
Fellows spend one afternoon a week with the pediatric endocrinology service. In the Pediatric Endocrine Clinic, two to three new patients and five to six return patients are evaluated. These patients present with diseases such as secondary amenorrhea, disorders of growth, adrenal disease, and pubertal abnormalities.
Multiple opportunities exist for research at Texas Children's Hospital. Each fellow is required to complete at least one research project during their tenure as a fellow at Baylor College of Medicine.
Fellows can pursue clinical trials under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer E. Dietrich. There are also many other investigators within Texas Children's Hospital that are excited to work with our division. In the past, fellows have collaborated with several departments within the hospital on research projects. Some of these have included adolescent medicine, nephrology, hematology/oncology and pediatric surgery.