Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship (FMIGS) of South Florida - Society of Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeons

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship (FMIGS) of South Florida

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship (FMIGS) of South Florida

Location: The Center for Gynecologic Oncology; Miramar, Fl
Program Director: Emery Salom, MD
Associate Director: Jacob Tangir, MD
Associate Director: Jonathan Black, MD, MPH
Associate Director: Taralyn Sowby, DO, MBA

Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship of South Florida (FMIGS of South Florida) aims to provide comprehensive advanced training in minimally invasive surgery for graduates of SLS approved OB/GYN Residencies while fostering an environment of innovation, advancement, and research in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Graduates of this 2-year fellowship will obtain the skills necessary for the surgical and medical management of complex gynecologic diseases and disorders with minimally invasive techniques, while also providing OB/GYN colleagues with support and collaboration. MIGS of South Florida values scholarship and aims to graduate valued scholars in the fields of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Fellows with FMIGS of South Florida will lead a variety of clinical experiences spanning 4 different Health Care Systems in South Florida. Fellows will provide inpatient gynecologic services of pre-operative, operative, and post-operative care, inpatient consults, and inpatient gynecologic management while supervising daily Gynecologic rounds with students and resident physicians. Office-based clinical experience will be gained at The Center for Gynecologic Oncology and its 4 locations under the tutelage of Program Director: Dr. Emery Salom, MD, and faculty: Jacob Tangir, MD, Jonathan Black, MD, MPH, and Taralyn Sowby, DO, MBA, and John Siemon, MD

CGO surgeons perform over 1300 operative cases a year of both complex benign and malignant gynecology conditions. This high volume of procedures covers the breadth of MIGS including robotics, conventional laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and complex vaginal surgery. The fellows will work with surgeons whose collective experience includes gynecologic oncology, infertility, urology, colorectal, complex gynecologic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Exposure to complex robotic and laparoscopic surgery is a vital component of our fellowship training.

The Center for Gynecologic Oncology (CGO) has an established thriving office practice with a patient base of over 13,000 patients visits a year and ample staff to support a rigorous minimally invasive gynecology fellowship.. The facility includes 11 exam rooms, ample office space, and a procedure room equipped for hysteroscopy, endometrial ablation, and other minor procedures. CGO is a successful center for clinical research with the required staff and resources for the fellows to engage in meaningful research for the advancement of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The FMIGS fellows have an opportunity to complete one graduate-level research-related course at Florida International University during the 2-year fellowship as well as are required to complete a minimum of one research project in accordance with the SLS FMIGS requirements.

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Application deadline for the 2024-2026 cycle: October 27, 2023
Interviews to be held November 2023 – February 2024
Fellow Appointment letters sent March 2024
Fellowship start date July 1, 2024

Fellowship Appointment Requirements:

  • US Graduate with successful completion of an ACGME accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Doctor of Medicine Diploma or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Diploma without reservation
  • Successfully passed USMLE I,II, III or COMLEX I,II,III on first attempt
  • Attainment of full Florida Medical License through the Florida Board of Medicine or Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Attainment of Florida DEA

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