The curriculum the Clinical Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery & Complex Gynecological Conditions (FH) was designed to fulfill the national CanSAGE educational curriculum.

Clinical: Fellows will spend 1-2 days per week in an ambulatory setting. This includes Fellow’s clinic, staff ambulatory clinics, and Jim Pattison Outpatient Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic. The focus of these clinics will be the work-up and management of complex gynecologic conditions, and advanced ultrasound. At the Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic, there will be the opportunity to work alongside allied health professionals.

Surgical: Fellows will spend 2-3 days per week in the operating room and will focus on surgical management of fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis and abnormal uterine bleeding. They will graduate with proficiency in laparoscopic procedures such as hysterectomy, myomectomy, excision of deeply infiltrating endometriosis, abdominal cerclage, neosalpingsotomy, and hysteroscopic procedures, such as myomectomy, septoplasty and lysis of adhesions. Fellows will also participate in planned Cesarean Hysterectomy for Placenta Accreta Spectrum disorder as BC’s referral center for these cases is Royal Columbian Hospital.

Educational: Fellows will become surgeon teachers by educating residents and medical students in a variety of settings, including non-structured teaching at the bedside and operating room, and structured teaching during academic half days, anatomy and simulation labs.

Research: Fellows will have ½ to 1 protected day per week for research or alternative academic pursuit. The expectation will be to present at least one surgical video at a national or international conference, and trainees will be mentored in surgical video editing.