Program Highlights

Scripps Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Fellowship Program

The Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Fellowship Program at Scripps Clinic is accredited by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL). The two-year fellowship provides outstanding clinical experience in minimally invasive gynecologic (MIGS) surgical techniques, minimally invasive therapies and noninvasive diagnostic testing.

Participants are on call seven to eight days each month. Most on-call work is for gynecologic problems only. Obstetric call duty is required 2-3 days per month.

Hands-on training

Fellows receive training and mentoring from physicians in the Scripps Clinic department of obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), which includes 25 OB-GYNs, a gynecologist-oncologist, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants. Fellows receive advanced training in:

  • Robotic gynecologic surgery
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgery
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Endometriosis and pelvic pain
  • Oncology
  • Vaginal surgery, including pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Urinary incontinence evaluation and procedures
  • Uro-gynecologic evaluation and surgery
  • Colorectal surgery, general surgery and urology

Graduating fellows will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Care for patients with complex gynecologic diseases using minimally invasive techniques
  • Conduct further MIGS research
  • Serve as scholarly and surgical resources for their medical community

Program history

Scripps has offered a one-year, independent MIGS fellowship since July 2009, and was granted accreditation by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) in 2011. In July 2013, the program received accreditation from AAGL to expand to a two-year program.