Your clinical experience
Fellows are treated as an integral part of the team. The clinical team consists of three physicians, two nurse practitioners and a second-year ob-gyn resident.
Fellows are directly involved in all PAG activities at Children’s Mercy including ambulatory visits, hospital consults, emergency services and surgical management. The fellow is in clinic about 4-6 half-days per week, which includes multidisciplinary clinics and external clinics.
Active participation in the multidisciplinary GUIDE team (care of children with disorders of sexual differentiation), Comprehensive Colorectal Center team (care of children with anorectal malformations), Young Women’s Clinic (care of adolescents with bleeding disorders), Gender Pathway Services (care of transgender adolescents), and Great HeighTS (care for adolescents with Turner Syndrome).
The PAG fellow will rotate through other subspecialties throughout their 2 years just as other fellows will rotate through PAG. These specialties include:
The fellow should have a strong interest in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and complex urogenital and anorectal malformations. The fellow is in the OR about 2-3 half days per week. Upon completion of fellowship, you can independently operate on the pediatric & adolescent gynecology patient and serve as a surgical consultant for multidisciplinary surgical needs.
Our team has a collaborative approach in the OR with great rapport and support from our pediatric surgery, urology, and colorectal surgery colleagues. The pediatric surgery fellows and PAG fellows often learn from each other in combined cases.
The fellow will be expected to function as a full member of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology including clinical and didactic instruction to residents and medical students and attendance at departmental and sectional didactics.
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Research in PAG is highly valued by our division and NASPAG. During your time as a fellow, you will be expected to complete at minimum a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research through the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Most of our prior fellows have taken extra classes to complete a M.S. in Bioinformatics.
These courses will support you in your scholarly activity and allow you to design and execute your own study and interpret and publish your own data. This project will be a clinical research project within PAG under the mentorship of Children’s Mercy PAG attendings and support of UMKC bioinformatics department. We encourage participation in the NASPAG Fellows Research Consortium and will help advocate for you and guide you in this process as well.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City has an education assistance program, allowing significant tuition reimbursement for this endeavor.