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Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Training Program

The goal of the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology advanced training program is to train outstanding clinicians, teachers, and research contributors. 

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Program Overview

The University of Michigan’s advanced training program in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) is a two-year program in which trainees develop the gynecologic expertise to evaluate and treat patients from infancy and childhood through adolescence and young adulthood.

Our trainees have access to faculty members with outstanding clinical and academic experience, who are passionate about teaching fellows in the operating room, clinic, and in their research endeavors. The clinical educational objective of the training program is to provide trainees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to independently manage and serve as a consultant for children and adolescents with medical and surgical gynecologic conditions, including congenital anomalies. The trainee is expected to educate students and residents and perform clinical or basic science research.


Core Program Components

The clinical experience includes several times weekly general PAG clinics, monthly Differences in Sexual Development (DSD) clinic, and several times per month peds/hematology clinics. The trainee participates in PAG surgeries, inpatient adolescent consults, and GYN consults in the Pediatric Emergency room. The trainee will also participate in managing DSD conditions in children and teens in a multidisciplinary setting through patient care and management conferences. Our trainees rotate through several other pediatric subspecialties, including Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, and Pediatric Genetics. Other rotations, by trainee preference, may include the Pediatric abuse team, Transgender clinic, and Reproductive Endocrinology, which includes an ovarian preservation program.

The trainee will have an adult gynecology clinic and is expected to take general Gynecology call several times a month, (home call) as well as some OB (if desired).

Trainees will participate in the education of both residents and medical students in the clinic, the operating room, and in conferences. U-M Medical School has a wide array of training spaces, including a large simulation center to help with educational endeavors. In addition, advanced trainees participate in a monthly journal club.

Trainees will have an opportunity to expand their research skills and conduct research - either clinical or in the laboratory - depending on the trainee’s skills and interests. Trainee research often leads to publication and presentations at national conferences.

The PAG trainee is expected to participate in all departmental conferences (twice weekly), and a monthly journal club. Special conferences include conferences with the DSD team and monthly conferences with Adolescent Medicine, sometimes led by the PAG trainee.

Fellowship Core Curriculum

The Department is home to 11 Board-certified and non-Board-certified clinical and research fellowships in obstetrics and gynecology. To promote cross-specialty collaboration, all trainees take part in our didactic curriculum. These are ½ day educational seminars on numerous topics relevant to clinical research and academic leadership.

Topics include research design and implementation, identifying funding opportunities, manuscript timelines and preparation, how to be an effective teacher and employment opportunities. In addition, the department sponsors social events for fellows and advanced trainees across all specialties to further encourage collaboration and to help fellows build both a professional and personal network.

 

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

The U-M Medical School Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to the ongoing development and education of our faculty, staff, and learners. Each year, we provide over 100 CME activities for physicians and healthcare professionals to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes.

Ongoing Educational Opportunities

Application Information

Minimum Requirements

  • Completion of a residency program accredited by ACGME
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores

Due to Department of Labor prevailing wage regulations, we cannot consider applicants with any type of visa.

We do not review CREOG scores in our assessment of applicants. Score reports are not required.

How To Apply

Applications are available through NASPAG. The application deadline for an August 2025 start date is July 5, 2024. The virtual interview date will be on the morning and afternoon of August 15, 2024.

View The NASPAG Application

Salary & Benefits

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and generous benefits to our fellows and advanced trainees. Trainee salary will be commensurate with that of a House Officer at an equivalent level of training based on the HOA contract.

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Current Trainees

Current advanced trainees in Pediatrics & Adolescent Gynecology are developing skills to succeed as clinically skilled, compassionate obstetrician-gynecologists. We emphasize teamwork, excellence, and leadership.

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Recent Graduates
  • Mina Farahzad, MD, PhD
    2021-2023 Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Gynecologist, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Olivia Winfrey, MD, MPH
    2020-2022 Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Frances Fei, MD
    2019-2021 Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University
  • Christine Pennesi, MD
    2018-2020 Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Cincinnati Children's
  • Monica Rosen, MD
    2017-2019 Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Advanced Trainee
    Next Steps: Michigan Medicine
Program Leadership
profile-dee-fenner-2023 Dee E Fenner, MD
Bates Professor of Diseases of Women and Children
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor of Urology
profile-melina-dendrinos-2019 Melina L Dendrinos, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maeve Sullivan Maeve Sullivan
Program Manager
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