The Women’s Reproductive Healthcare division now offers a Pediatric-Adolescent Gynecology fellowship. The fellowship is a two 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, inpatient consults with gynecology residents, 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 special postgraduate workshops. 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, transgender clinic 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 sexually transmitted infections, menstrual cycle irregularities, vaginal and vulvar dermatoses, and benign disorders of the genital tract and ovaries. The goal of the fellowship is to produce a proficient surgical and medical expert in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology.

Qualifications: Graduation from an ACGME 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