Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship
The Fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) at Phoenix Children’s began in July 2016. PAG is a specialty committed to the evaluation, treatment and follow-up care of gynecologic problems in infants, children and adolescents. This fellowship is a 2-year program.
The 2018 fellow will be the first fellow to participate in the 2-year program. Beginning in 2019 PCH will expand and have two fellows, with a new fellow accepted every year. The extension to a 2-year program will include the completion of a Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona. There is flexibility in the choice of degree, and can include a Masters of Public Health, Higher Education or Health Care Delivery. Our Fellowship seeks to train a physician who will become an expert in the field of PAG from both a clinical and research perspective. Fellows will participate in the PAG Clinic as well as rotate through other departments. The fellow will rotate with the Disorders of Sexual Development Clinic and the Menorrhagia Clinic, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Endocrinology, Hematology and Oncology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, and Genetics, Forensics and Psychology. They will take home call for Phoenix Children’s.
Another key component in the education of the fellow will be experience at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. St. Joseph’s is one home of the Phoenix Integrated Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The fellow will see older adolescents and pregnant adolescents at the Women’s Center at St. Joseph’s. They will also take in-house attending call on Labor and Delivery at St. Joseph’s for 2 -12 hour shifts per month.
The common application form for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship is available through the NASPAG website. Applications are due July 5, 2018 for the 2019 position. Please submit applications to Vincent Curley. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held on August 6-7, 2018.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
On June 1, 2011 Phoenix Children's Hospital completed construction on a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower, which is connected to the original hospital structure. The new tower contains two state-of-the-art intensive care units: a Cardiovascular Intenstive Care Unit on the fifth floor and a Pediatric Intenstive Care Unit on the sixth floor. The PICU received an honorable mention for the 2013 ICU Design Citation Award (co-sponsored by the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Institute of Architects Acedemy on Architecture for Health). To view the award submission from Phoenix Children's, please refer to the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhdjCcw7v3c.
Currently, there are up to 48 beds in the PICU and 24 beds in the CVICU (with an eventual goal of 48 CVICU beds). At the end of the construction of the new tower, Phoenix Children's also entered into a strategic alliance with St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, giving Phoenix Children's the fourth largest cardiac program (with 300 to 400 surgical patients per year) and the sixth largest neurosciences program among CHA hospitals. The average yearly ICU admission rate for Phoenix Children's is approximately 4,000 patients.
Dr. Amy Williamson