Fellowship Programs

MIS Fellowship

University of Calgary

Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Gynecologic Surgery 

The University of Calgary Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Gynecologic Surgery has been running since 2014 and has recently become a two year program. The goal of our fellowship program is to provide a training experience encompassing the variety of areas that can define the role of an MIS surgeon. With seven MIS staff from five different fellowship programs (Calgary, Mount Sinai, Sunnybrook, Ottawa and New Zealand) working at four different hospitals, our strength is in our diversity in experience and surgical approaches. The clinical focus is on severe endometriosis with multidisciplinary interaction, fibroids, MIS-urogynecology, and pain. Exposure to laparoscopic, vaginal, and hysteroscopic modalities is provided with ample opportunity to work in an ambulatory care setting in addition to the operating room. The fellow attends on average four OR days per week with an attending staff and balances mandatory research. We have a yearly research presence at CanSAGE and other national meetings with videos and abstracts that always draw attention and discussion.

The fellow participates in a weekly clinic that allows for independent assessment. This results in comfort and efficiency with complex consultations, preoperative management and determination of plans, postoperative assessments and troubleshooting in addition to a familiarity and ease with pharmacological treatments and side effects. Our graduates are groomed in all aspects to be an MIS consultant that you can call upon for experience and support. 

Outside of clinical and academic work, Calgary is a playground for those who love the outdoors. Time for skiing and hiking in the Rockies can be squeezed in as time allows for work:life balance particularly on a bluebird sky or powder day! 

Our previous fellows provided much input into making our program what it is today. They have changed our practices, challenged us for the better and have gone on to do great things in the following great places:

 

 

Applications for the MIS program should follow the CanSAGE match: HERE


Fellows

2019-2021 - Meghan O'Leary

2021-2023 - Elizabeth Russell

PAG Fellowship

University of Calgary

Overview of the Program
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calgary is offering a one-year clinical/research fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The goal of this Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellowship program is to train academic fellows who are outstanding clinicians, surgeons, teachers, and research contributors. The educational objective of the training program is to provide fellows with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to independently manage children and adolescents with medical and surgical pediatric/adolescent gynecologic conditions, including congenital anomalies and assist with their transition into an adult practice which will include the care of these patients as adults. The fellow will also participate in transgender care in children, teens and adults in an interdisciplinary setting through patient care and team conferences (including potential surgical exposure). The fellow is expected to educate students/residents and to perform research.

Clinical: 
The fellow will participate in all PAG clinics, pediatric urology clinics while on rotation, and some endocrinology clinics, adolescent medicine clinics, complex chronic pain pediatric clinics as well as transition/adult gynecology clinics with a focus on the long term care of the patients with anomalies/developmental delay.  The fellow will also participate in PAG-surgery, pediatric surgery, pediatric urology surgery and plastic surgery cases.  Lastly, the fellow will be responsible for PAG consults, in the Emergency Room as well as the inpatient units.

Teaching:
Fellows will be expected to attend 1 international PAG Conference where they will learn and display their research.  They will be responsible for teaching in clinic as well as in the operating room to both residents and medical students.  They will also be involved in PAG OSCEs for residents, resident PAG half day and our annual PAG Simulation day.  The fellow will also present at Grand Rounds to the department once in the academic year.

Research:
Research is anticipated to lead to national presentations and manuscript publications.

Other Issues:
Overall balance is approximately 70% clinical activities and 30% academic time. The fellow is expected to take general OBGyn call 3-4 nights/weekend days per month to maintain their adult obstetrical and gynecological skills.

 

Applications for the PGA program should follow the NasPAG match: HERE


Fellows

2020-2021 Kayla Nelson

2021-2022 Tara Justice

PMRS Fellowship

University of Calgary

Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship 

This two year clinical fellowship will focus on Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery & Medicine. This entails evaluation and treatment of conditions such as: urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, anal sphincter injury, bladder & urethral injury, chronic constipation, and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction/injury.

Applications to the PMRS fellowship can be made directly to the Program Administrator by emailing: Kat


Fellows

2020 - 2022 Alison Edwards

2020-2022 Allison Carter-Ramirez

2021-2023 Jena Hall

2022-2024 Sophie Cartier

Gyne-Oncology Fellowship

Gynecology Oncology

Program Director:                    Program Administrator:

Prafull Ghatage                           Judy McFadzen              

Selection Criteria
Applications to the Gynecologic Oncology Program must be received by September 28

of the year prior to the year in which you wish to start your training.

The following are required for application:

Covering letter explaining why you wish to pursue a career in Gynecologic Oncology

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3 letters of reference.