About the Program

About the Program

Erickson female urology surgery

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics offers a 3-year ACGME-accredited Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship beginning July 1, 2013. The 3-year fellowship includes 24 months of clinical rotations (including Urogynecology, Urology, Colorectal surgery/GI and elective rotations) and 12 months of dedicated research time.

Clinical Care and Education

UI Hospitals and Clinics provides quaternary health care for the state of Iowa and the region, serving a complex referral patient population. Ambulatory clinics are located in or in close proximity to the hospital complex, where all inpatient care and surgical procedures are performed.

Close and longstanding clinical, teaching and research collaborations between the Urogynecology faculty and faculty in Urology, Colorectal Surgery, GI, and Radiology provide a strong multidisciplinary environment in which the fellow will learn the full spectrum of FPMRS clinical care. Fellows will learn a wide range of evaluation methods and surgical and non-surgical treatments for pelvic floor disorders. An elective international experience in surgical treatment of obstetric fistulas and other pelvic floor disorders is also available.


The curriculum includes educational training in research methods and practical mentored experience in research, including grant writing, study design, data collection and analysis, and the presentation and publication of research results. The faculty includes well-established researchers with NIH and VA funded research programs.

Other Degrees or Curricula Offered

Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation, Certificate in Translational and Clinical Investigation, and other graduate programs available through the University of Iowa Colleges of Medicine and Public Health. Fellows completing the program may apply for a Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Scholar Award, an NIH-sponsored mentored institutional career development program for junior faculty available at the University of Iowa.


Completion of ACGME-accredited Ob-Gyn residency program.

Program Length

This fellowship is a three year program.