Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship Overview
Program Director: Carl Della Badia, D.O.
Associate Program Director: Mark B. Woodland, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Teresa D. Robinson
The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was granted approval for a minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) fellowship in 2009. Our first fellow started July 1, 2009. This fulfilled a mission of our department to continue our interest in the MIGS approach to gynecologic conditions and to promote this training on a fellowship level.
The advanced minimally invasive surgical fellowship, which has been approved by the Board of Fellowship in Gynecologic Endoscopy and sponsored by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), is a two-year program in advanced minimally invasive surgery. The program is designed to provide intensive training in hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures, including total laparoscopic hysterectomy, myomectomy, single port access, robotic gynecologic procedures and office surgery procedures, for board certified or board eligible graduates of Ob/Gyn residency programs. The two years are structured to facilitate the fellow’s training to emphasize clinical activity as a junior faculty member, to initiate and perform research, and to participate in didactic education with all members of the department, as well as a link to the outstanding attendings of our subspecialty divisions of Gynecology Oncology and Urogynecology as well as the Department of Surgery.
MIGS fellows are expected to attend and participate in the Ob/Gyn didactic sessions and conferences, and present at the monthly Joint Minimally Invasive Surgery conference shared with the Departments of Urology and Surgery. Fellows are required to complete a scholarly contribution to be presented at the annual meetings of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and/or American Society of Reproductive Medicine, as well as to the department and the University.
The DUCOM MIGS fellowship is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The primary inpatient site is Hahnemann University Hospital, and our outpatient clinical sites are located at the Center City campus, as well as in South Jersey.
Applicants for the Drexel University College of Medicine fellowship in minimally invasive gynecology surgery must be board eligible or board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
For more information regarding the fellowship program please email the program coordinator, Teresa.Robinson@drexelmed.edu.