The Section of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Calgary is pleased to offer a two-year clinical fellowship program in Urogynecology / FPMRS.
Entrance is open to successful graduates of Canadian Obstetrics & Gynecology or Urology residency programs who meet requirements for independent practice in the province of Alberta. Non-Canadian trained applicants must meet the requirements for a provisional licence. Please check the College of Physicians of Alberta website for eligibility. We offer 1 to 2 positions annually, with a flexible start date between July 1 – Dec 31 in the year of offer.
Our fellowship involves working in a multidisciplinary setting. The program includes a very busy clinical load with large surgical volume. Five Urogynecologists work out of the Pelvic Floor Clinic, each with a unique background and area of interest. Fellowship curriculum is flexible to meet your needs, but we ensure experience can be gained in all aspects of advanced vaginal and laparoscopic approaches to pelvic floor repair, including use of prosthetics and biographs, ureteric stenting, and uterine preserving techniques. Advanced laparoscopic techniques are generally introduced in the second year, depending on the fellow’s baseline surgical skills. Additionally, in second year a Fellow run clinic and OR is introduced.
Interpretation of multichannel urodynamics and dynamic cystoscopy is taught. The fellow will have direct contact and interaction with nurse practitioners, physiotherapists, and pessary clinic. Electives with gastroenterology, urology and MIS team as possible, as are electives with other institutions.
The opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary pain clinic is available and recommended.
While our program is primarily clinically focused, a research project is expected – with completion by the second year of fellowship. Financial support is available for presentation of research.
It is possible to undertake a Master of Science at the University of Calgary, through the Department of Community Health Sciences in the disciplines of Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology or Health Services Research concurrently with the fellowship, extending training by only 6 months.
Call requirements are 1:3 home call/weekend rounding. Fellows are expected to participate in formal and informal education of medical students and OBGyn residents.
Due to the nature of our funding model, applicants must obtain a full unrestricted license (non-trainee) from the College of Phyisicians of Alberta.
Application deadline: April 30 (annually)
Interviews: Mid-June (annually), in-person or by teleconference
- Cover letter outlining your interest in FPMRS/Urogynecology
- Three letters of reference
Please send all documents to Dr. Erin Brennand: firstname.lastname@example.org