The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our three-year program is designed to meet the needs of women living with disorders of the pelvic floor including urinary and fecal incontinence; pelvic organ prolapse such as cystoceles, rectoceles (dropped bladder and rectum), and uterine prolapse; chronic pelvic pain; and sexual dysfunction.
Fellows train under our four urogynecologists and a fellowship-trained female urologist. We regularly collaborate with faculty members of the Surgical Divisions of Urology and Colorectal Surgery, offering our fellows a complete range of clinical and surgical training.
Our three-year fellowship program dedicates 12 months to research and two years to clinical care. One year of clinical care is spent running the clinical service at The Mount Sinai Hospital. As a fellow, you are responsible for primary assessment of patients as well as establishing treatment plans under the supervision of one of our faculty members. The remaining 12 months are spent rotating through Urology, Colorectal Surgery, and two academically focused female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery practices.
Our Department holds weekly lectures based on the Guide to Learning in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, published by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Weekly case presentations teach fellows to fully assess a wide variety of clinical problems and develop a well-thought out plan for clinical care. We also offer a weekly journal club.
Fellows are expected to attend a variety of weekly meetings and conferences including grand rounds, weekly didactic rounds with the benign Gynecology service, and colorectal surgery didactic lectures.
Our fellowship program dedicates one year to clinical and bench research. As a fellow, you will create, institute, and present at least one complete project. You will also be matched with a mentor who is an expert in your area of interest. There is dedicated funding and statistical analysis support available to help you reach your goals. We also encourage fellows to assist residents with their research projects.
How to Apply
Our program is highly competitive, requiring three additional years of training post obstetrics and gynecology residency or two additional years of training after completing a urology residency. All applications must be sent through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Application requirements include: a completed ERAS form, official transcript from your medical school, a letter of recommendation from the Program Director, two letters of recommendation from faculty members regarding your performance on clinical clerkships, a personal statement, results of USMLE or equivalent, and licensing examinations. Candidates who accept invitations to interview will receive a tour of the hospital and will spend approximately five hours meeting with faculty and fellows. Those receiving an invitation to interview are welcome to contact the Fellowship Coordinator with any questions they may have.