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The Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology Fellowship Program at the University of Toronto is affiliated with The Hospital for Sick Children. ( JPEG)
For more information on the Section of Pediatric Gynecology at The Hospital for Sick Children, visit our website at: www.sickkids.ca/gynaecology.

Program Director:  Sari Kives, MD FRCSC (e-mail: kivess@smh.ca)

Contact:

Zarine Tilak, BA, M.Ed. (e-mail: zarine.tilak@sickkids.ca)
Education Coordinator
Section of Pediatric Gynecology
The Hospital for Sick Children
555 University Ave,
Toronto, Ontario   M5G 1X8
Phone: (416) 813-6188
Fax: (416) 813-7271


Application Deadline: July 1 for the following academic year July 1 - June 30.
Application Form: click here

Our Program

  1. What is the structure of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology fellowship training program at The Hospital for Sick Children?
  2. What are the goals & objectives for the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology fellowship training program at The Hospital for Sick Children?
  3. What are the unique benefits of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology fellowship training program at The Hospital for Sick Children?


1.    What is the structure of the Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology fellowship training program at The Hospital for Sick Children?

This program is a one-year fellowship focused on providing each fellow with experience in a clinical setting. Fellows typically enter the training program at the beginning of an academic year (starting July 1st) and complete their training at end of the following year (ending June 30th).

There is considerable flexibility allowed within the academic year in order to facilitate each fellows' pursuit of a particular area of interest. Previous fellows have used this time to pursue experiences in relevant clinical research.

Clinical

  • Participation in the pediatric and adolescent gynecology clinic which runs 3 – 4 half days a week
  • Alternate weekly fellows clinic, run by the fellow and supervised by staff
  • Specialty clinics per month: - A complicated contraception clinic, a combined gynecology-endocrinology clinic, and a multidisciplinary intersex clinic
  • Adolescent obstetrics clinic 1/2 day per week (multidisciplinary) antenatal and postpartum care only (delivery is at another hospital)
  • A monthly SickKids satellite clinic at a Toronto community hospital: North York General Hospital
  • The fellows participate in an ambulatory rotation for 4 weeks.  This rotation allows the PAG fellow to attend clinics in dermatology, pediatric urology, sexual child abuse and neglect, as well as clinics in adolescent medicine.

Surgery

  • OR 2-3 Fridays per month. Cases include: congenital anomalies, intersex patients, ovarian cysts, pediatric gynecology malignancies, genital trauma etc.
  • If reconstructive work is done on a patient over 18 at another hospital the fellow may also attend those surgeries with attending MD.
  • A 6-week pediatric surgery rotation has been added into the year to enhance the surgical skills and perioperative care of infants and young children.

Research

  • Expectations of participating in both ongoing research projects as well as initiating new projects.
  • The fellow presents locally and at international meetings, at least once, based on research work.

Teaching

  • Teaching of both pediatric and obstetric residents that come through our clinical setting.
  • May also teach Year 2 and 3 medical students in seminars and small group setting to enhance teaching skills.

Academic

  • The University has a curriculum that is department wide for fellows from all subspecialties to participate in. Topics covered include ethics, communication, grant writing, etc.
  • The fellow will attend relevant pediatric endocrinology seminars.

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    2.  What are the goals & objectives for the PAG fellowship training program at The Hospital for Sick Children?

    The overall intent of the program is to prepare fellows for all aspects of the independent practice of Pediatric Gynecology in an academic or community setting.

    Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will receive a certificate documenting completion of their fellowship year.

    For more specfic information on the goals and objectives please click here.

     

    3.  What are the unique benefits of PAG fellowship training?

    This program provides fellows with an environment for experiencing the practice of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology that facilitates the development of varied clinical skills, critical thinking, and multiple perspectives in the practice of Pediatric Gynecology. Based on a tertiary-care referral base, fellows in our Program are afforded a high level of clinical exposure to a wide range of both common and complex cases managed by Pediatric Gynecologists.

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