Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

Our aim is to prepare candidates for subspecialty certification and for a career in academic medicine.

The Texas A&M College of Medicine – Scott & White Medical Center Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This fellowship adheres to the AUA/ABOG guidelines. 

Our three-year fellowship program provides exposure to management of complex benign pelvic surgery beyond incontinence and prolapse. 

To maximize the educational experience, we opt to only have two fellows at a time.


Our program offers a broad spectrum of experience in pelvic surgery, with an emphasis on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery. In addition, fellows are exposed to radical pelvic surgery, complex abdominal surgery and colorectal surgery.

Fellows will gain experience in a multispecialty approach to the evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic-floor disorders. Specialists from gastroenterology, urology, neurology, colorectal surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation combine to form a comprehensive team for evaluation and management.

Our program provides education and experience in the management of:

  • Urinary/pelvic floor disorders of incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Cystocele
  • Rectocele
  • Enterocele
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse

There is an active research program with two scientists conducting basic research using animal models and human tissues to investigate questions related to pathophysiology of disorders of the pelvic floor. Collaboration with other specialties – including urology, colorectal surgery and physical therapy – is an integral part of our patient management and educational program. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop excellent skills in patient care, research and education.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept fellowship applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Application Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency.

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • ERAS Common Application Form: Describe your activities with professional societies, publications, and any other relevant information about your education or experience. Any information you would put on your curriculum vitae should be included. See the MyERAS 2010 Application Worksheet (CAF) on the ERAS Fellowships Resources page.
  • Personal statement of professional goals
  • Official transcripts: From each university, graduate school, and/or medical school you attended. Provide certified or notarized English translations of documents written in a language other than English.
  • Dean's letter/medical school performance evaluation (MSPE)
  • Official test transcripts for all applicable examinations (USMLE, LMCC, COMLEX, NBOME, FMGEMS, FLEX, or NBME)
  • Valid ECFMG certificate: Required for applicants who graduated from a medical school outside the United States or Canada.
  • Three original letters of recommendation: From physicians or faculty members who are thoroughly familiar with your work. One letter must be from your residency program director. Each letter should include the writer’s opinion of your professional, academic, and personal qualifications, as well as his/her opinion of your potential success in the field for which you are applying. You may submit more than three letters of recommendation if you wish.
  • Copy of graduate school and or medical diploma: Please send a copy of your diploma(s) via U.S. mail or email to this address to be added to your ERAS Fellowship Application locally (not accepted by ERAS for scanning).
  • Copy of completion certificate from each of your prior residency and/or fellowship training programs: Required if you have completed a residency and/or fellowship program previously. Please send a copy of your certificate(s) via US mail or email to this address to be added to your ERAS Fellowship Application locally (not accepted by ERAS for scanning):
  • CREOG annual examination scores: Please send a copy of your exam score reports via US mail or email to this address to be added to your ERAS Fellowship Application locally (not accepted by ERAS for scanning). Include score reports from PGY 1-3 if you are still in residency and PGY 1-4 if you have completed residency training.

Program Timeline

December 1, 2019: Fellowship application submission opens.

February 15, 2020: Applications received by this date will be considered for the 1st round of interview offers by all participating fellowship programs.

February 16, 2020 through February 29, 2020: Fellowships will review applications received by February 15, 2020.

  • Applications may be reviewed earlier or on a rolling basis, however offers for interviews will not be sent until March 2, 2020

March 2, 2020: By 5 PM ET, all participating programs will electronically deliver interview offers, waitlist status and declinations (will not be offered interview at any point).

  • Offer will include interview dates, expected method(s) for applicant to accept or decline interview offer (e-mail, phone call, interview scheduling system, etc.) and deadline of March 8, 2020, 5 PM ET.
  • Programs will not offer more interviews than the number of interview slots available.
  • It is the Program's discretion as to whether all interview slots are offered in first round.

March 8, 2020: By 5 PM ET, applicants will accept or decline interview offers via expected method.

  • Non-response or failure to accept via expected method(s) may be considered a decline.

March 9, 2020: Programs may send out all further interview offers (to those wait-listed in 1st round or for applications received after February 15, 2020) according to program preference.

  • Programs should continue to send out declinations in a timely manner & to communicate with those on wait list status to help applicants manage their interview season optimally.

April 1, 2020: Interviews may start for participating programs.

  • Program may schedule interviews anytime after 4/1/20; this date provides candidates at least 1 month to arrange travel and absence coverage.

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Andrea Rankin
Phone: 254.724.7588
Fax: 254.724.7976

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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