The Duke fellowship is one of the first four accredited programs in the U.S. in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Our goal is to train and develop pelvic surgeon/scientists who will pursue productive academic careers and who will be preeminent clinicians. A large, diverse and complex referral patient population, cared for in conjunction with expert faculty, allows for training in vaginal, abdominal and robotic surgery as well as education in managing pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence, neurogenic bladder, defecatory dysfunction, fecal incontinence and other pathologies requiring pelvic reconstruction.
In addition, we have a strong collaboration with Urology, Colorectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Physical Therapy and Basic Science Research. State-of- the-art neuropharmacology, molecular genetics, and micturition physiology laboratories, with ongoing research collaborations, are available for fellow participation. Fellows are mentored in research methodology and scientific investigation and regularly present original research at national meetings.
Fellows have the opportunity to obtain a Masters in Clinical Research during their three year FPMRS fellowship.