Our fellowship is dedicated to training physicians for leadership roles in the academic practice of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. The program missions include:
- Providing the highest level of clinical training for fellows, who will master the evaluation and management of complex pelvic floor disorders and prepare to serve their patients and colleagues as expert consultants.
- Enhancing fellows' abilities as teachers and providing them with specific skills related to educating future generations of physicians.
- Ensuring that fellows obtain the expertise and knowledge needed to conduct high-impact research.
The Johns Hopkins Fellowship in FPMRS is accredited by ACGME through 2016 (initial accreditation effective July 2012).
The curriculum includes 12 months of research and 24 months of clinical training (totaling three years). Clinical rotations include urogynecology (at Johns Hopkins and at Greater Baltimore Medical Center), urology, colorectal surgery and geriatrics. Fellows also are prepared for academic careers via full participation in research projects, presentations at national meetings, grant writing and scientific publications.
Other degrees or curricula offered:
- Our fellows complete graduate-level courses in epidemiology, biostatistics and research ethics. These courses are offered by The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, consistently ranked as #1 school of public health in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Maryland.
Number of fellows:
- One per year
Fellowship Administration and Faculty
Victoria L. Handa, M.D., MHS
- Victoria Handa, M.D., MHS
- Grace Chen, M.D.
- Tola Fashokun, M.D.
- Joan Blomquist, M.D.
- Michelle Germain, M.D.
- Jonathan Efron, M.D.
- Susan Gearhart, M.D.
- Elizabeth Wick, M.D.
- E. James Wright, M.D.
Application to the fellowship should be done via ERAS. Applicants also should submit the following documents:
- Curriculum vitae
- Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) scores from third year of residency
- At least three letters of recommendation (one must be from the chairman of urology or gynecology, or the residency program director)
- Personal statement (preferably focused on the applicant's interest in the field; this also provides an opportunity to emphasize relevant academic credentials and personal qualities)
Anticipated Deadlines for 2013
- Applications must be complete by Friday, March 29
- First interview date: Monday, May 20
- Second interview date: Tuesday, May 21
For more information or if you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Carolyn Wilkinson, fellowship coordinator, at 410-550-2787 or e-mail email@example.com.