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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) Fellowship

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UC Irvine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

This is a three-year fellowship program with training taking place at UC Irvine and two affiliate sites. Fellows are trained in the clinical setting as well as the research laboratory.

Our program shares a unique collaboration with the UC Irvine Department of Urology. Each fellow trains with urology faculty for four months during their fellowship.

The primary goal of our program is to produce specialists who are prepared to provide consultation and comprehensive management of women with complex pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction. Comprehensive management includes those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of the patient with these conditions.

As such, the program is designed to ensure that the fellow successfully completes the program and is well-equipped for eventual subspecialty certification with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG). Our program strives to achieve all of the educational objectives set forth by ACGME.

Program strengths

  • Training in robotic, laparoscopic, open and vaginal prolapse repair
  • Neuromodulation (sacral and tibial)
  • A jointly shared program between an academic medical center and a large established community hospital (Kaiser Permanente)
  • A unique collaboration with the Department of Urology and Colorectal Surgery
  • Faculty with a tremendous depth and breadth of clinical and academic experience including six fellowship-trained urogynecologists, five-fellowship trained colorectal surgeons, two urologists and two pelvic floor physical therapists
  • Additional contributions to our program come from our unique relationship with allied services including gastroenterology, a dedicated pelvic floor radiologist and a nationally recognized geriatrics program
  • UC Irvine is consistently rated among the best gynecology departments in the country by U.S. News and World Report
  • Highly ranked obstetrics and gynecology research department with established NIH funding
  • Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center/CIRM grants

How to apply

The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at UC Irvine is a three-year fellowship. It is a multidisciplinary program combining training in gynecology, urology and colorectal surgery.

All applicants should have satisfactorily completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency approved by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (CRCPSC). Our program is accredited with the ACGME and we adhere to objectives set forth by the board.

Interested physicians are encouraged to apply for fellowship positions through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) ERAS Program website ›

All of the following required documents must be received through ERAS to be considered for an interview:

  • A completed application
  • Medical School Transcript
  • MSPE
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Photo

An interview will be necessary for consideration. Do not send official transcripts, CREOG scores, or any other additional documents via email.

We will begin accepting applications for fellowship positions on December 1st.

There will be two interview sessions: May 10, 2019 and May 17, 2019

All applications must be received by March 1st.

For additional, up-to-date information and/or deadlines, please consult the ERAS website ›

Program Director
Felicia L. Lane, MD
Division Director, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
(714) 456-8564

Program Coordinator
Katie Bacca
UC Irvine Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology