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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Program Director:Emily Lukacz, MD, MAS

Associate Director: Keisha Dyer, MD

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at UCSD - Kaiser Permanente, San Diego is a joint training program developed by Dr. Charles Nager at the University of California, San Diego and Dr. Karl Luber at Kaiser Permanente, San Diego in 2000. The educational objective is to train the next generation of leaders in urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery. While there is a very strong clinical component to the fellowship, the focus is to prepare graduates for careers in academic medicine and teaching. The fellow will be welcome to participate in ongoing research, but he/she will also be encouraged to develop his/her own ideas and to plan, execute, analyze, and report on these subjects. Presentations are expected at the American Urogynecological Society meeting. The fellowship is accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology. As such, the fellowship program length is 3 years for both ob/gyn and urology residency graduates.

The fellowship is jointly (50/50) shared and funded by UCSD and Kaiser Permanente, San Diego. This combined program takes advantage of the strengths of each institution and diversifies the educational experience and training of the fellow with broad exposure to several faculty members. It is expected that the fellow will spend approximately 50% of their clinical time at UCSD and 50% of their clinical time at Kaiser. The clinical experience will be approximately 50% ambulatory and 50% operative. The diverse faculty provide training in the full spectrum of incontinence and prolapse surgical procedures including open, vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic approaches.

Application Process

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
  • Application Period: December 1, 2020 - March 1, 2021
  • Interview Date: April 17, 2021
  • Applicants must have graduated from a US or Canadian accredited residency program.
  • We participate in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP) and all candidates must enroll in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  To register for the fellowship matching process, please go to nrmp.org.

Application to the University of California San Diego Medical Center Program, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (OB/GYN) - Accreditation 2210522003 may be made through the ERAS. For more information on the ERAS application process, please visit aamc.org.

In addition to the ERAS application, please upload the following documents to ERAS:

  • Photo 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • At least three Letters of Recommendation. One of these must come from the Residency Program Director and/or Department Chairperson.
  • USMLE Transcripts, Step 1, 2 and 3
  • CREOG Scores (submitted via email


Administrative issues

The goals and objectives of our fellowship include compliance with the special requirements for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery approved by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Urology.

The program is also compliant with ACGME 80 hour work week restrictions and duty hour requirements. Click here to be taken to UCSD House Officer Policy and Procedure Document (See pages 12 & 13 for detailed information).

Salary

Salary is commensurate with the University of California pay scale for a PG5 - 7. For the most updated information, please click here.

Effective July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021 a labor contact between UCSDH and San Diego House Staff Association has been negotiated. Click here to view MOU. More information will be forthcoming and posted on the UCSD Office of Graduate Medical Education website.

Questions

For further inquiries, please contact the Fellowship Program Administrator: Eunice Tingzon, urogyn@ucsd.edu
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0633
La Jolla, CA 92037