Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) / Urology

The Clinical Fellowship is a two-year postgraduate program dedicated to cultivating academic leaders in the field.

Roxana Geoffrion, Advanced Training Program Director
Roxana Geoffrion, Program Director

The strength of this program lies in the broad range of available surgical procedures; the Fellow will spend at least two days per week learning various operative techniques for pelvic reconstruction via open abdominal, laparoscopic and vaginal approaches. In addition, the trainee will receive multi-disciplinary clinical training from urology, colorectal surgery, sexual medicine, radiology and physiotherapy colleagues.

Academic performance is given equal importance to clinical skill development. Trainees have one protected research day per week and receive instruction in research design, grant applications, statistical analysis, manuscript writing and dissemination of findings at national and international meetings. Bedside and operative teaching of medical students and residents as well as more formal teaching through lectures and participation at inanimate and procedural labs is actively encouraged and supported.

Mentorship is available for both clinical outcomes research and basic research. A flexible curriculum facilitates special research and clinical interests. Candidates are encouraged to pursue concurrent postgraduate studies in Experimental Medicine or a Masters Degree in Health Care Epidemiology or Biostatistics.

Applicants must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and be a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The Pelvic Floor Disorders Handout will provide you with information on pelvic floor disorders.

The 2024 – 2026 FPMRS program positions have been filled and the next Intake would be for 2026. 

Program Director

Roxana Geoffrion MD, FRCSC
E: rgeoffrion@providencehealth.bc.ca

Sr Program Assistant

Mamta Rohra
E: mamta.rohra@vch.ca

Education Manager

Leah Solomon
E: lsolomon@cw.bc.ca

If you are a resident interested in doing an elective in this program, please contact Mamta Rohra, mamta.rohra@vch.ca