The fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) is a three-year program, accredited by the ACGME, and designed to train obstetrician-gynecologists or urologists for productive careers in academic medicine. Currently this FPMRS Fellowship Program is approved to accept one fellow per year, for a total of three fellows. The FPMRS program at UT Southwestern Medical Center will be participating in the NRMP fellowship match and accepting one fellow.
Although we have a set application deadline – beyond which applications will not be accepted – our process for inviting applicants for interviews is on a rolling basis. For this reason, applicants should submit all materials as early as possible.
Fellows will rotate through:
- Parkland Memorial Hospital
- William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital
- UT Southwestern Outpatient Building
All of these facilities are contiguous with UT Southwestern Medical School.
In addition, fellows have the option to spend a month with Wilma Larsen, M.D., Director of the Scott & White Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program and Urogyn faculty members, Drs. Bob Shull and Paul Yandell. Scott & White Memorial Hospital is a 636-bed Level I Trauma acute care facility. Part of the Scott and White Healthcare system, it has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals by Thomson Healthcare’s 100 Top Hospitals. The Scott & White Clinic is located in Temple, Texas, about 2 ½-hours away from Dallas by car.
Each fellow is funded to attend the AUGS annual conference each year. Fellows are expected to attend the full conference. They are encouraged to present their work annually at this meeting, in addition to producing manuscripts for publication each year of the program.
Attendance at other functions may also be funded at the discretion of the Fellowship Program Director and Division Chief, particularly if research is being presented.
The Division also has an active conference schedule in which all fellows are encouraged to participate. A variety of conferences, journal clubs, grand rounds, and lectures specific to the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery are available. Daily lectures and grand rounds are also given by different departments of the Medical School and are published in a monthly calendar of events.