Welcome to the Division of Women’s Reproductive Healthcare, a division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine at UAB. Established in July 2007, the Division was created in order to consolidate the general obstetric and gynecologic services of the department into one coordinated group.  We offer comprehensive women’s health care including obstetrics, benign gynecologic care and surgery, pediatric gynecology, menopausal management, and minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery.  The Division’s main clinical office space is in the UAB Women and Infants Center and provides a comfortable setting for patient care with onsite lab, ultrasound, and screening mammography.  The Division also has clinical offices at Children’s Hospital, the Birmingham VA Medical Center, and the Gynecology Continuity Clinic.  If more specialized care is required, we provide seamless access to the other subspecialty divisions of UAB Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as to other UAB clinical specialists.  For more information on our clinical care, please follow the links below.

In addition to patient care, our faculty serves as the primary source of ambulatory gynecologic education for medical students and Ob/Gyn residents, and is a major source for benign gynecologic surgical education for Ob/Gyn residents.  Our faculty teaches medical students and Ob/Gyn residents in all of our ambulatory locations as well as the UAB OR.  The major focus of our ambulatory education occurs at the UAB GYN Resident Continuity Clinic, which sees patients Monday through Friday of each week.  The Division serves a key role in the didactic education of medical students in the classroom as well.  Members of our Division serve as the MS-3 clerkship director and the MS-2 Reproductive Pathology Clinical Course Director.

The Women’s Reproductive Healthcare division now offers a Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology fellowship. The fellowship is a 1 year position held within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Time allocation is 70% for clinical duties and 30% for research. The fellow’s clinical duties include staffing pediatric and adolescent gynecology clinics, independent adult OBGYN clinics, and various pediatric rotations detailed below. Rotations are located at The Women and Infant’s Center of UAB and The Children’s Hospital of Alabama. In addition, fellows have protected educational time in the form of weekly didactic conferences and department wide lecture series. Additional time is made available for fellows to participate in the postgraduate randomized control trial course offered by the Foundation for Exxcellence. All fellows are expected to complete a novel research project upon graduation. Call is currently 3 nights monthly, in-house, and is reimbursed monetarily in addition to the fellowship stipend.

To develop your understanding of this patient population you will complete rotations in endocrinology, pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, dermatology, adolescent medicine, eating disorders, and a multidisciplinary child abuse clinic. These rotations will help develop your fund of knowledge in counseling on contraceptive options for the medically complex child, the evaluation and management of sexual transmitted infections, menstrual cycle irregularities, vaginal and vulvar dermatoses, and benign disorders of the genital tract and ovaries. The goal of the fellowship is produce a proficient surgical and medical expert in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Deadline for next application: July 1, 2015 for 2016 academic year

Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Objectives:

  1. To develop comprehensive medical knowledge in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  2. To develop competency of surgical skills needed for patients with complex genital anomalies
  3. To develop and conduct research in pediatric and adolescent gynecology