Thank you for your interest in the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) Fellowship Program at Cooper University Hospital. Our program is three years in length and accepts one fellow per year. The FPMRS Fellowship functions as an integral component of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program and both programs are currently accredited by the ACGME.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is one of five divisions within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Hospital (CUH) employs 34 full-time faculty members committed to delivering the finest patient care and providing the best education for the next generation of physicians. The program consists of three years of broad-based training in urogynecology with access to innovative research and dynamic clinical training in an academic environment. The FPMRS program has an active conference schedule with monthly clinical conferences and Journal Club, in addition to organized didactic conferences offered on a biweekly basis. First- and second-year rotations consist of FPMRS, urology, colorectal, and two weeks of plastic surgery. The third year typically consists of a more focused experience on these services with the opportunity for external electives if there is interest. Fellows participate in regular continuity clinic sessions at The Jaffe Family Women’s Care Center at Cooper, following their own panel of patients throughout the three years of training.
The Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program at Cooper places special emphasis on the importance of comprehensive education and developing collegial relationships between faculty and fellows. FPMRS faculty hold academic appointments at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) and are actively involved in medical-student educational programs at the medical school. There is a high faculty-to-fellow ratio with three core and six non-core employed faculty involved in the education of three FPMRS fellows. The program offers access to faculty with expertise in a variety of specialties as they pertain to the field of FPMRS, including vaginal; abdominal and endoscopic reconstructive surgery; pelvic floor anatomy; genitourinary and rectovaginal fistula repair; urodynamics and cystoscopy; multiple treatment modalities for urinary incontinence; integrative medicine in urogynecology; and urologic, colorectal, and plastics procedures.
This site will provide specific information about FPMRS fellowship training at Cooper. We invite you to take the time to explore our program.