The FPMRS fellows participate in various regular educational conferences and seminars including three mandatory weekly conferences:
Pelvic Floor Center Conference (Tuesdays, 5pm) - The Pelvic Floor Center Conferences are attended by Urogynecology, Female Urology, Colo-rectal Surgery faculty and fellows along with interested members of the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Quantitative Health Sciences and Physical Therapy. These conferences include monthly lectures, journal club, case conferences, and research meetings. Fellows are asked to perform lectures or moderate journal clubs several times each year. Topics includes anatomy; basic and advanced urodynamic testing; pathophysiology and surgical management of stress urinary incontinence; pathophysiology, physical assessment and surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse; detrusor overactivity; repair of surgical injuries to the lower urinary tract; voiding disorders; suburethral diverticula/fistula; and other topics.
Fellow Seminar (Tuesdays, 4pm) - the fellows participate in a weekly fellow seminar dedicated to urogynecology topic reviews, case conferences, and monthly research seminars, which include discussion of research design, statistics, grantsmanship, and research management. A 6-topic seminar on surgical education is also incorporated into this weekly conference.
Ob/Gyn Grand Rounds (Wednesdays, 7am) - The FPMRS fellows participate in weekly departmental Grand Rounds. Included in these conferences are monthly GYN Quality Assurance and Improvement meetings. The fellows actively participate in these conferences and present all pertinent patient materials. The fellows serve as the Grand Rounds Presenter at least twice during their three years (2nd and 3rd year).
The fellows may participate in and share teaching responsibilities in the medical student core lecture program and the weekly Resident Education Conferences during which a core-curriculum of material is presented on an annual basis. Additional conferences include those in the Minimally-Invasive Surgery Center and selected conferences in the Departments of Urology and Colorectal Surgery, as time permits. These programs are offered throughout the academic year.