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Education in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Faculty in the division are committed to the education of medical students, residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellows in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery.
Third-year medical students rotate through the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery service as part of their rotation on Obstetrics and Gynecology in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. They get specific exposure to the complex care of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids and pelvic masses.
Obstetrics and Gynecology residents who train through Penn State Health are able to graduate from their program with a certification in robotics surgery in part due to the high volume of robotic surgery they are exposed to during their clinical time with the minimally invasive gynecologic service.
Since 2011, the division has supported an AAGL-approved fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, which trains leaders in complex, benign gynecologic surgical and medical care. Currently, the program is only one of a limited number of three-year fellowships nationally that has an emphasis on career development and scholarship in addition to high-volume surgical training in hysteroscopic, laparoscopic, robotic and vaginal surgical techniques. Fellows have gone on to practice and teach in prestigious institutions throughout the country.