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Curriculum

Year One

The rotation in urology focuses on didactic and clinical training, which provides experience in a tertiary urologic outpatient clinic, video urodynamics and the urologic operating room.  Faculty includes Dr. Andrew Peterson.

Year Two

  • 6 Month Rotation in Urogynecology
  • 6 Month Rotation in Research
  • 2 Mandatory Research Classes

During the second year more time is allotted for research projects, submitting grants and developing a thesis.  In addition, fellows complete two research courses.  These may include the Excellence in Clinical Research course, Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research, a 13 week course, or courses through The Graduate School.  Those wishing to pursue an advanced degree of a Master of Health Sciences in clinical research will have this opportunity.  

Year Three

  • 2 Month Rotation in Colorectal and Gastroenterology
  • 1 Month Rotation in Physical Therapy
  • 6 Month Rotation in Urogynecology
  • 3 Month Rotation in Research

The third year includes a rotation on Colorectal Surgery with Dr. Christopher Mantyh, Dr. Julie Thacker and Dr. John Migaly in the outpatient clinics, operating room and training in the colo-rectal-anal physiology laboratory.  The Gastroenterology rotation includes outpatient clinic with Dr. Melissa Garrett.  The rotation in physical therapy with Ingrid Harm-Ernandes focuses on therapeutic techniques for urinary incontinence, pelvic/vaginal pain and defecatory disorders.

In addition, the fellow will complete independent research projects and a thesis.