The MedStar Health—Georgetown University Fellowship Program in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

We train physicians with a comprehensive blend of clinical, surgical, and academic excellence in minimally invasive gynecology.

Located in beautiful, vibrant Washington D.C., the two-year program is overseen by internationally recognized faculty of NCAPS, the National Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery.

Balancing supervision and autonomy, fellows assume progressively independent clinical responsibilities under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team of experts.

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Why train here

Fellows are exposed to a wide range of cases, patient demographics, and comorbidities, blending both minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) and urogynecology (UroGyn) experience.

Fellows train at five hospital locations in the Washington, D.C. area, including MedStar Washington Hospital Center, which does the highest volume of MIGS and UroGyn surgery on the east coast.

Trainees work with the most advanced surgical technology available, including robotic surgery, and many novel and experimental modalities at the center of faculty research.

The program offers superb networking opportunities, given faculty standing in the local and national community. Current faculty serve on the FMIGS, AALG, and Foundation of AAGL Boards.

Fellows learn complex MIGS cases and actively participate in cutting-edge research, with two months of protected research time each year.

Curriculum

At the completion of the two-year fellowship, graduates will have mastered a multitude of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, uterine anomalies, abnormal uterine bleeding, and chronic pelvic pain.

Fellows will feel confident in hysteroscopy, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, and vaginal surgery.

Year One composes seven months of MIGS, two months of research, two months of urogynecology, and one month of GYN oncology.

Year Two composes seven months of MIGS, two months of research, one month of urogynecology, one month of colorectal surgery, and one month of urology. The senior fellow has a leadership role and runs his or her own weekly fibroid clinic.

Fellows have access to twice-monthly simulation labs with pelvic trainers and will participate in workshops as both instructor and student.

Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to participate in IPPCR biostats and the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research Program, through Georgetown University School of Medicine and Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS).

Schedule

Monthly Schedule

The above schedule serves as an example. Please note that monthly block assignments will fluctuate from year to year.

Calendar key:

M = MIGS

U = Urogynecology

R = Research

CRS = Colon Rectal Surgery

URO = Urology

Weekend call: first-year fellows have twice-monthly obstetric duties.

Second-year fellows are on GYN only call from home with the NCAPS attending once every five weeks.

Training locations

Fellows have both clinical and surgical duties at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The fellow can expect to spend about 50 percent of training time at this site.

110 Irving St., NW
Washington, DC 20010

Fellows have only surgical duties at MedStar Georgetown. The fellow can expect to spend about 10 percent of training time at this site.

3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Fellows have only surgical duties at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. The fellow can expect to spend about 10 percent of training time at this site.

18101 Prince Philip Dr.
Olney, MD 20832

Fellows will have only surgical duties at MedStar Southern Maryland Center. The fellow can expect to spend about 5 percent of training time at this site.

7503 Surratts Rd.
Clinton, MD 20735

Fellows will have both clinical and surgical duties at MedStar Lafayette Outpatient Center. The fellow can expect to spend about 35 percent of training time at this site.

1133 21st St., NW
Building 2
10th Floor, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036

Application information

Interested in applying?

Contact us

We welcome your questions about our program. For additional information, please contact:

Jacqueline A. DeLeon

Academic and Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

202-877-7127

202-877-5435

jacqueline.a.deleon@medstar.net

110 Irving Street, NW
Suite 5B-63
Washington, DC 20010