Educational Opportunities

Didactics

Fellows participate weekly, with core faculty members, in morning rounds, M&M (monthly), journal clubs, grand rounds. Weekly morning rounds will cover topics in the educational objectives for the fellow and will also cover relevant ABOG Practice Committee documents and guidelines.

Fellows have 24-hour access to the Maynard Stowe Library at the UConn School of Medicine. This gives fellows access to specialty-specific and other appropriate reference material in print or electronic form. Additionally, fellows have 24-hour access through the library to multiple different search engines, data bases and on-line journals. Fellows may utilize these resources to participate in regularly scheduled didactic meetings and journal clubs.

The fellow will also have access to the simulation centers located on both campuses where robot simulators are available for training.

Courses

AAGL requires MIGS fellowships to provide training in statistics, study design and epidemiology. Fellows have access to a number of graduate level courses through the University of Connecticut to help them gain proficiency in these areas, as well as a fully funded certificate program in Clinical and Translational Research offered by The Graduate School. This program is designed to prepare health care professionals with the academic and research skills needed to be competitive for independent research. Graduate level courses in basic sciences, such as advanced molecular biology and genetics are also available as electives.

Conferences

The fellows will attend the annual AAGL global conference each year and are encouraged to attend at least one development conference annually similar to the AAGL Resident and Fellow bootcamp.

Supplemental funding is available to the fellow to attend any conference that the fellow may be presenting at.

Teaching Role

The fellow is actively involved in the training of medical students, and residents who rotate through the Division. The fellow is required periodically to give formal presentations to the residents on topics in minimally invasive gynecology. Additionally, the fellow will actively participate weekly, with core faculty members, in morning rounds, M&M (monthly), journal clubs, grand rounds. Development of the fellow’s teaching abilities is considered to be an important part of improving his or her ability to transmit knowledge to others as a consultant, teacher, and investigator.