The Vanderbilt University fellowship is ABOG-ABU accredited. It is also Society of Urodynamic and Female Urology acknowledged for urologic reconstruction. We are a joint fellowship offering a multispecialty approach to the evaluation and management of pelvic floor disorders including Gynecology, Urology, Gastroenterology, and Colorectal Surgery training.
A full range of surgical and nonsurgical modes of therapy are practiced. Clinical and surgical experience includes treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, anal incontinence, fistula repair, colorectal pelvic floor dysfunction, urinary diversion, neurogenic bladder, penile reconstruction, prosthesis surgery, and urethral reconstruction. Fellows receive extensive surgical training in laparoscopic, robotic, vaginal, and abdominal surgical approaches.
The fellowship includes formal rotations in Urogynecology, Female Urology, and Colorectal Surgery. One year of basic research is required. A formal research and methodology curriculum and associated degrees is available and in place. Additionally, a requirement of the fellowship is two graduate-level programs be completed during the two years, one of which preferably is Statistics, the other is either in design methodology or epidemiology. There is a Board mandated requirement for thesis presentation at the completion of the fellowship.
Staff include 4 board certified Urologists, 5 Board certified Gynecologists, and 3 board certified Colorectal surgeons.
We accept one (1) Urology fellow per year for a two year term and one (1) Gynecology fellow per year for a three year term.
Female Urology: 1/yr; 2 years; 2 total
Urogynecology: 1/yr; 3 years; 3 total
Application to this fellowship program should be made at least 18 months prior to the completion of your residency program. All applications from OB/Gyn residents must be received no later than March 1, 2013.
Any questions or comments may be directed to Edna Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.