Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship trains diverse clinician scholars who will help lead and advance the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology via their excellent clinical care, innovative research, thoughtful advocacy, and dedication to education.

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio offers a two-year fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology to graduates of ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency programs who have an interest in gynecologic care of patients from birth to young adulthood. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellowship offers high clinical volume, diverse faculty, and robust academic resources.

What You Need to Know

Overview/Structure of Fellowship

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio offers a two-year fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology to graduates of ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency programs who have an interest in gynecologic care of patients from birth to young adulthood. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the third largest pediatric hospital in the country, a referral site for all 50 states and greater than 20 nations worldwide – with close to 1 million patient visits each year. Clinical time will be spent between ambulatory and inpatient settings – providing care in clinic, performing emergency department and inpatient consults, and operating. Ample protected time is allotted for scholarly work. The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellow is an integral member of the team and helps advance the educational mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital – with opportunities to teach and mentor medical students, residents, and co-fellows. Our fellowship offers high clinical volume, diverse faculty, and robust academic resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain clinical skills and comprehensive medical knowledge to manage/treat pediatric and adolescent gynecologic conditions
  • Develop competency in surgical techniques for children and adolescents – with a focus on gynecologic anomalies, complex pelvic reconstruction, multidisciplinary surgical care, and minimally invasive surgery
  • Participate in research endeavors that advance the field of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – including the development, completion, and presentation of a novel research project
  • Engage in teaching, mentoring, and professional development of residents and medical students
  • Upon completion of fellowship, begin a career in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – serving as a medical and surgical expert for general obstetrician-gynecologists and other pediatric subspecialists

The overall goal of our fellowship is to train diverse clinician scholars who will lead and advance the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology via their excellent clinical care, innovative research, thoughtful advocacy, and dedication to education.

Surgical Experience

Mentoring and training will enable the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellow to develop expertise in the diagnostic, operative, and perioperative care for children and young women with gynecologic conditions and reproductive tract anomalies.

Multidisciplinary Work

Nationwide Children's Hospital is dedicated to collaborative, multidisciplinary care – and the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellow will work closely with the Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR) team, the THRIVE team (Disorders of Sexual Differentiation, gender development), and the Fertility and Reproductive Health team to provide care for individuals with complex conditions. Collaboration between gynecology, pediatric surgery, urology, and adolescent medicine is a point of pride at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Diverse Clinical Experiences

  • Pediatric Surgery – general pediatric surgery, minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology
  • Pediatric Urology
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Pediatric Child Assessment Center (child/sexual abuse evaluation)
  • Psychology
  • Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition
  • Myelomeningocele Clinic

Call

Call responsibilities include approximately 14 home calls per month covering the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology service at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The fellow will respond to patient/family phone calls, complete consults from the emergency department or inpatient teams, and perform emergent surgical procedures. The fellow will have the support and guidance of a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology faculty member during all calls. While on call the fellow will work collaboratively with the pediatric surgery residents and fellows.

Training Sites

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellow will provide clinical care across multiple ambulatory sites in the metro Columbus area. Surgical care is primarily centered at the main hospital campus. Explore our patient care sites below:

Research and Education

Importantly, the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellow will have protected time for research and scholarly activity. The faculty have diverse clinical and scholarly interests and are eager to support and mentor fellows. During their time at Nationwide Children's Hospital, the fellow is expected to develop, complete, and present a novel research project and serve as an active member of the NASPAG Fellows Research Consortium.

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, we are committed to the advancement of educational opportunities for our trainees. We offer programs that encourage fellows to expand upon their subspecialty education.

Additionally, The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital has a wealth of resources available to our researchers to ensure they have the tools they need to continue our mission of enhancing the health of children by engaging in high quality, cutting-edge research according to the highest scientific and ethical standards. We invite you to learn more about our resources.

Conferences

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology fellows will participate in a variety of multidisciplinary conferences including:

  • The Center for Colorectal and Pelvic Reconstruction (CCPR) weekly collaborative meeting
  • THRIVE weekly meeting
  • Morbidity and Mortality report
  • Fertility & Reproductive Health Team monthly meeting
  • Quarterly Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology journal club
  • Pediatric surgery grand rounds
  • Pediatric grand rounds
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology research meeting
  • NASPAG Annual Clinical & Research Meeting

Teaching Opportunities

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology fellow will have ample opportunities for teaching. Obstetrics and Gynecology residents from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center/Mount Carmel Hospital residency training program rotate at Nationwide Children's Hospital during their PGY1 and PGY3 years. Additionally, there are opportunities for interested OSU medical students and OB/GYN residents from other training programs to spend time with the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology team at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Teaching during clinic, while seeing consults, in the operating room, and during research projects will equip the fellow with necessary skills for a successful academic career and help advance the educational mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Meet Our Faculty and Fellows

Application and Selection

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio offers a two-year fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology to graduates of ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency programs who have an interest in gynecologic care of patients from birth to young adulthood.

Important Dates

Deadline for Application Submission: Accepting applications through July 5, 2024, for the 2025 position.

Interview Date(s): Check back for more information!

Applications to Include:

Send the following documents to PAGfellowship@nationwidechildrens.org

  • North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Fellowship Common Application (found at naspag.org)
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (one letter must be from the Director of your Residency Training Program)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Copy of medical school diploma (with English translation if applicable)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate (if applicable)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) certificate (if applicable)
  • Personal Statement of career goals, with discussion of how you plan to use this training
  • Official copy of United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or LCCE transcript

Inquiries to Fellowship Coordinator

Nicole McClendon
Fellowship Program Coordinator
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
614-722-5919

Contact Us

Y. Frances Fei, MD FACOG
Program Director
Frances.Fei@NationwideChildrens.org

Nicole McClendon
Program Coordinator
PAGfellowship@NationwideChildrens.org

Office Phone: (614) 722-2250

Office Fax: (614) 355-6228