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Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Program Description

The fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine is a two-year comprehensive multidisciplinary program. The goal of the fellowship is to produce a competent, well-rounded, advanced gynecologic endoscopist that may pursue a career in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS) in many different capacities. Surgical caseload will run the gamut from office-based hysteroscopy to advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

The fellow will work side by side with the MIGS faculty in the office and operating room in multiple venues (academia, private practice, county hospital, and VA Medical Center). The fellow will participate in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care of the patients. The fellow will experience continued ongoing supervision by the MIGS faculty during the clinical months with a graduated level of responsibility. Thus, by the completion of the fellowship the fellow will be a competent advanced MIGS specialist capable of operating independently and acting in a consultant role.


Fellows will rotate off service two months each year. This will include urogynecology and general surgery rotations in the first year. In the second year the rotations will include a urogynecology rotation.  Fellows will also have the opportunity to train in a state-of-the-art simulation center on campus utilizing virtual reality simulators. Cadaveric dissections as well as two porcine laboratories will be part of the curriculum annually.

Details of the Fellowship

Teaching responsibilities for the Fellow will include two Grand Rounds presentations, assisting with the weekly gynecologic surgical conference for our forty Ob/Gyn residents, and assisting with the training of private practitioners interested in learning new MIGS techniques.

The fellow will have a junior Faculty appointment within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Indiana University School of Medicine. Each Fellow will have 1.5 days per week assigned to outpatient clinic responsibilities of which one half day will be their own continuity clinic. This will alternate weekly between a MIGS resident referral clinic at our county hospital and a gynecologic referral clinic at the VA Medical Center. Fellows will have two to three surgery days per week and will be allowed one half day per week for research. The remaining half day will be split between didactics and assisting with resident education. There will be three Ob/Gyn night calls per month. 


Each fellow will be assigned or may choose a research mentor who will directly supervise the fellow’s research project. A presentation at our Resident/Fellow Research Day and at the annual AAGL or ASRM meeting of the fellows’ research project will be a requirement of the fellowship. Publication will be strongly encouraged.

For further information, please contact

Holly Mathis
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone:  317.948.3148
Fax:       317.944.7417

This fellowship is an NRMP matched program.  Applicants are required to submit the following along with their ERAS application.

  • Three letters of recommendation; program director, MIGS faculty, department chair
  • Updated CV
  • CREOG Scores

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Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
550 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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