Veronica Gomez-Lobo, MD,
The Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Fellowship is a collaborative effort of MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center. The goal of the fellowship is to train graduates of an ACGME-accredited obstetrics and gynecology residency in the gynecologic care of patients between birth and age 21.
The fellow will learn the diagnosis and management of common problems in pediatric gynecology, as well as uncommon and more complex conditions, such as congenital reproductive anomalies, disorders of sex development, pediatric and adolescent gynecologic malignancies, gynecologic disorders in medically complicated children and reproductive endocrinopathies. The fellow will receive intensive research training at the D.C. Clinical Research Training Consortium. In addition, the fellow will be trained in and have the opportunity to perform research on gynecological psychosocial issues, such as gender identity, sexual and physical abuse, and teen pregnancy in children and adolescents.
It is our hope that graduates of this program pursue careers that advance this field, as well as improve health care services and professional training in pediatric and adolescent gynecology.
The fellowship is offered through the Women's and Infants' Services section at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The fellow will see patients at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center, Georgetown University and the Unity Health Care Clinics.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the largest private hospital in the nation's capital. The Hospital Center occupies a 47-acre campus in Washington, D.C., which it shares with Children's National Medical Center, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network and the DC Veteran Administration Medical Center. A member of MedStar Health, the not-for-profit Hospital Center has 926 licensed beds, offering primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to adult and neonatal patients. In fiscal year 2007, the Hospital Center provided service to 46,209 inpatients, including 4,556 births, and 389,803 outpatients.
Children's National Medical Center
Children's National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area, and is the only freestanding children's hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk and Atlanta. This 279-bed children's hospital has an internationally recognized team of pediatric health care professionals, who care for more than 360,000 patients each year, including children of all ages and adults born with congenital anomalies.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was founded in 1898 to promote health through education, research and patient care. This 609 licensed bed hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Georgetown University School of Medicine, and is a member of MedStar Health , a non-profit healthcare organization and a community-based network of hospitals and other healthcare services in the Baltimore-Washington region .
Unity Health Care, Inc.
Unity Health Care is Washington, D.C.'s largest federally qualified health center, which provides more than 80,000 residents with an array of medical and social services. Unity Health Care operates 11 community health centers, and provides services in homeless shelters, high schools, mobile units and D.C. detention facilities.
The fellowship in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at MedStar Washington Hospital Center / Children's National Medical Center focuses seventy percent of the fellow's time on clinical activities and thirty percent on research.
The fellow will attend pediatric gynecology clinic at Children's National Medical Center as well as Georgetown University Pediatrics. Additional ambulatory services will be provided to adolescents in the adolescent clinic at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Unity Health Care Clinics and Eastern High school. Ambulatory time will also take place at the Freddie Mac Foundation Child & Adolescent Protection Center.
The fellow will participate in rotations with the pediatric endocrinology group at Children's National Medical Center and with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Reproductive Endocrinology.
Surgery for children and adolescents will be performed at Children's National Medical Center. In addition, the fellow will assist in cases performed by the pediatric urologists and surgeons, as well as gynecologic oncologists when involving an adolescent or child. Adult patients with congenital anomalies or history of pediatric cancers will undergo surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
Didactic and Educational Responsibilities
The fellow is expected to attend all Women's and Infants' Services didactic sessions at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, multidisciplinary conferences at Children's National Medical Center and NIH Reproductive Endocrine Division journal club. The fellow will be responsible for didactic and clinical education of obstetrics and gynecology residents and medical students.
D.C. Clinical Research Training Consortium
Fellows have the option of enrolling in the D.C. Clinical Research Training Consortium (CRTC), which provides rigorous didactic coursework and curriculum support for training in clinical research. Georgetown University, Howard University, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Howard University Hospital, Children's National Medical Center, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center with its research arm, MedStar Health Research Institute, all collaborate in the CRTC.
For more information or to apply, please contact Jacqueline DeLeon at 202-877-7127 or firstname.lastname@example.org