Message from the Program Director:
Thank you for your interest in MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program. MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC), where the majority of clinical rotations for the fellowship program occur, is a 926 bed teaching hospital and proud member of the MedStar Health System. MWHC is the largest private, not-for-profit hospital in the nation's capital and consistently ranks among the nation's top hospitals -- as recognized by the U.S. News & World Report.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Training Program is a two year fellowship that is unique in three major ways. First, our program has a close relationship with the hospital’s urogynecology department, emphasizing a balanced experience in female pelvic reconstructive medicine as well as minimally invasive GYN surgery. Fellows have exposure to a wide variety of gynecologic pathology; gaining experience in hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, vaginal and robotic surgery. The fellows function as junior attendings -- working directly with a high volume of complex surgical cases with a balanced amount of supervision and autonomy. Fellows assume progressively independent clinical responsibilities under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team of experts; which include minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons, urogynecologists, urologists, colon and rectal surgeons, and Gyn Oncologists. Lastly, the program values the feedback and requests of trainees, which over time has led to the development of a didactic and simulation-focused curriculum that is structured and driven by the fellows themselves.
As Program Director, I am committed to providing a work environment that is both positive and healthy, while rigorous and stimulating, where residents can grow into outstanding clinicians and leaders. Our program's unique characteristics, in conjunction with the multiple attractions associated with the Washington capital region, make MedStar Washington Hospital Center an ideal site for training. The fellows will carry teaching responsibilities within the residency program in the surgical suite, hospital floor and ambulatory setting.
I sincerely appreciate your interest in our program and if I can be of any assistance in your fellowship selection process, please feel free to contact us.
For more information, please contact:
Jacqueline A. DeLeon
Academic and Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW Suite 5B-63
Washington, DC 20010