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Admission Requirements

The female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship training program focuses on recruiting candidates with a strong work ethic who work well with staff, handle a large clinical work-load, possess strong leadership abilities and work well independently but know when to call for help. The program values candidates who demonstrate a commitment to female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery as evidenced by subspecialty-specific basic or clinical research during residency and a month-long externship at an institution outside of the home residency training program.


Interested applicants can apply through ERAS until March 1.

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Application and Interview Timeline

This Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program and accepts Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications.

Applicants will have one week to accept or decline an interview invitation. Failure to respond will be considered declining the invitation. Applicants who do not receive an interview invitation in the first round are still eligible for a subsequent invitation (wait-listed applicants) unless otherwise notified. If an application is submitted after February 15, the applicant will still be considered for an interview up until March 1, and interview offers will be made after March 9.

Required Documentation

Applicants must submit at least three letters of recommendation: one from the residency program director, and one from each of two mentors who can attest to the applicant’s interest in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Other required documentation includes a personal statement that explains the interest in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript (or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States if DO) and Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) scores (years 1-3).

Visiting Residencies in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

On select years, the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education facilitates 30-day electives or “visiting residencies” in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery for interested third-year OB-GYN residents looking to enhance their experience in this sub-specialty during the months of September, October and November. These months have been chosen to ensure a fulfilling exposure to the breadth of the sub-specialty without interruption from holidays or annual scientific meetings. It also prepares the selected candidate for the application and interview process for fellowship training during the months of April, May and June.

Selected candidates work with fellows and attending physicians in the diagnosis and the non-surgical and surgical management of women with pelvic floor disorders.

Please contact Cheryl Avery at with questions.

Program Inquiries

Contact the fellowship coordinator with questions about applying for a visiting residency or the female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship program.

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