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Curriculum & Applicant Requirements

Curriculum & Applicant Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the University of Massachusetts fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS).  The UMass FPMRS fellowship is a 3-year program which offers an integrated pelvic floor dysfunction experience and curriculum including vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic, and abdominal surgical approaches to surgical management of pelvic floor dysfunction. There are currently three surgeons and one nurse practitioner faculty in the Urogynecology Division. Fellows will gain experience in non-surgical approaches to pelvic floor dysfunction such as pessary management, behavioral management and pelvic floor physical therapy. There are rotations in urology, colorectal surgery, and plastic surgery with experiences in physical therapy and electrophysiology. Fellows currently spend two surgical days per month at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with three FPMRS faculty there and our plan is to expand this relationship.  The FPMRS fellows interact extensively with the Ob/Gyn residency program as clinical and classroom educators. Current research focuses on surgical outcomes and predictors, but collaboration with the extensive basic-science and translational research resources of UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute is growing. 

The UMass FPMRS Fellowship program was accredited by the American Board of Obstetricians Gynecologists (ABOG) in 2007 and by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2014.  It is approved for two fellows for three years. The fellowship curriculum  has been designed to follow the General and Special Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in the Subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery as well as the Guide to Learning in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Other Degrees or Curricula Offered: There is an opportunity to enroll in a Masters in Clinical Investigation or the Masters in Public Health degree programs through the medical school which can be completed during the three year fellowship. 

Fellowship Program Director: Cynthia Hall, MD

Urogynecology Faculty: 

Michael Flynn, MD, MHS:  Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn, Urogynecology Division Director 

Cynthia Hall, MD:  Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn, Fellowship Program Director

Emily Wu, MD: Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn

Lauren Brown, NP: Instructor of Ob/Gyn

Urogynecology Faculty at Baystate:

Keisha Jones, MD: Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn, Urogynecology Division Director

Ellen Solomon, MD: Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn

Katelynn Smithling, MD: Assistant Professor of Ob/Gyn

Urology Faculty:

Paula Bellin, MD:  Assistant Professor of Urology

Colon and Rectal Surgery Faculty:

Jennifer Davids, MD: Assistant Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Justin Maykel, MD: Associate Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Paul Sturrock, MD:  Assistant Professor of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Address: 
UMass Memorial Medical Center 
Department of Ob/Gyn

119 Belmont Street, Jaquith 2
Worcester, MA 01605 
Phone: 508-334-6690 
Fax: 508-334-5371 

Email: Sherly.Previl@umassmemorial.org

 

Applicant Requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed or anticipate successful completion of an ACGME accredited Ob/Gyn or Urology Residency program or equivalent training that confers eligibility for an unrestricted Massachusetts medical license prior to the start date of the FPMRS Fellowship.

The application process is through ERAS Fellowships which is an electronic application service of the Association of American Medical Colleges.  Three letters of recommendation are required.  While it is recommended that one of those letters be from the residency program director, it is not required.  Passing scores on USMLE Steps I, II (CK & CS), and III are required. 

All applications will be reviewed and all applicants will be notified once their application has been reviewed.  Selected applicants will sent an invitation to interview.  An interview is required to be considered for a fellowship position.

All requests for information should be sent to Sherly Previl at sherly.previl@umassmemorial.org or 508-334-6690.

Last updated 11/15/18

Obstetrics & Gynecology
UMASS Memorial Medical Center
Memorial Campus
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-334-1000