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Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship and Gylynthia Trotman, MD, MPH, 2014 fellowship graduate
Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship and Gylynthia Trotman, MD, MPH, 2014 fellowship graduate

The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) fellowship program is housed within Women and Infants Services (WIS) at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center (MWHC).  The care of patients takes place at MWHC, Children's National Health Systems (CNHS), and Georgetown University. The PAG fellows train in the gynecologic care of patients between birth and age 21. Fellows learn the diagnosis and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology as well as uncommon and more complex conditions, such as congenital reproductive anomalies, disorders of sex development, pediatric and adolescent gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children, and reproductive endocrinopathies. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to care and perform research regarding gynecological psychosocial issues such as gender identity, sexual and physical abuse and teen pregnancy in children and adolescents.

 MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest private hospital in the nation's capital. MWHC occupies a 47-acre campus in Washington, DC that it shares with Children's National Medical Center, National Rehabilitation Hospital and the DC Veteran Administration Medical Center.  Children's National Health Systems is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding children's hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. This 279 bed children's hospital has an internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals which care for more than 360,000 patients each year including children of all ages as well as adults born with congenital anomalies. 

 Women and Infant Services at MWHC houses fellowships in Female Pelvic Floor Medicine, Family Planning, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. The interaction with these fellows in addition to Gynecologic Oncology fellows from Walter Reed and Reproductive Endocrinology fellows from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) nurtures a rich academic environment which promotes excellence in clinical care, education and research. Furthermore, our location in the nation's capital allows fellows to become involved in advocacy through the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Fellows also have the opportunity to rotate and do research at the NIH as well as to enroll in a Masters in Science program at Georgetown University.

Structure of the Fellowship

The Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center/Children's National Health Sytems will entail 70% clinical work and 30% research. Fellows rotate in pediatric endocrinology at the NIH, as well as pediatric surgery and child protective services at Children's National. The division funds travel to several conferences as well as Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Certification. Special interests within PAG will be supported through special rotations, research arrangements and travel support. 

Application Deadline:
PAG Fellowship application deadline for 2018 is July 5, 2017.

Applicants must apply using the common application on the NASPAG website: https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/naspag.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/pdf's/2018_Start_Date_PAG_Fellowsh.pdf


Location

The fellowship is offered through the Women's and Infants' Services section at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The fellow will see patients at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest private hospital in the nation's capital. The Hospital Center occupies a 47-acre campus in Washington, D.C., which it shares with Children's National Medical Center, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and the DC Veteran Administration Medical Center. A member of MedStar Health, the not-for-profit Hospital Center has 926 licensed beds, offering primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to adult and neonatal patients. In fiscal year 2007, the Hospital Center provided service to 46,209 inpatients, including 4,556 births, and 389,803 outpatients.

Children's National Medical Center 

Children's National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area, and is the only freestanding children's hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk and Atlanta. This 279-bed children's hospital has an internationally recognized team of pediatric health care professionals, who care for more than 360,000 patients each year, including children of all ages and adults born with congenital anomalies.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was founded in 1898 to promote health through education, research and patient care. This 609 licensed bed hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is a member of MedStar Health , a non-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals and other healthcare services in the Baltimore-Washington region.


Curriculum

The fellowship in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Children's National Medical Center focuses seventy percent of the fellow's time on clinical activities and thirty percent on research.

Ambulatory care 

The fellow will attend the pediatric gynecology clinic at Children's National Medical Center, the adolescent clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown Pediatrics. Additional ambulatory time will take place at the Freddie Mac Foundation Child and Adolescent Protection Center. Fellows are also actively involved in the multidisciplinary clinics for polycystic ovary syndrome, menorrhagia and DSD.

Pediatric endocrinology 

The fellow will participate in rotations with the pediatric endocrinology group at National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and have opportunities to collaborate in academic activities with NIH Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.

Surgical care 

Surgery for children and adolescents will be performed at Children's National Medical Center. In addition, the fellow will assist in cases performed by the pediatric urologists and surgeons, as well as gynecologic oncologists when involving an adolescent or child. Adult patients with congenital anomalies or history of pediatric cancers will undergo surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Didactic and educational responsibilities 

The fellow is expected to attend all Women's and Infants' Services didactic sessions at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, multidisciplinary conferences at Children's National Medical Center and NIH Reproductive Endocrine Division journal club. The fellow will be responsible for didactic and clinical education of obstetrics and gynecology residents and medical students.

Summer Research Students
Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD, director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship and Fellows, Rachel Casey, MD, Gylynthia Trotman, MD, MPH, and summer research students

Research and other training 

The fellow will be required to take several statistics courses and conduct research in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology. They will also be required to successfully complete the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) training.

Master of Science Degree in Clinical and Translational Research (MS-CTR) 

Fellows will have the opportunity to apply for and obtain a Master of Science degree in Clinical and Translational Research (MS-CTR) based at Georgetown University through the Georgetown and Howard University Center for Clinical and Translational Science. The graduate program will provide a rigorous grounding in foundational aspects of research methods, study design and data analysis, as well as proposing, conducting, managing, and reporting clinical and translational research in an ethically responsible manner. Scholarships for the master's program are available through Georgetown University.

For more information or to apply, please contact Jacqueline DeLeon at 202-877-7127 or [email protected].

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