Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Scott & White Healthcare has a long history of providing comprehensive care in the various disciplines of gynecologic surgery.

Our program will provide exposure to management of complex benign pelvic surgery beyond incontinence and prolapse. The aim of the fellowship is to prepare candidates for subspecialty certification and for a career in academic medicine.

Scott & White's Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship offers:

  • A broad spectrum of experience in pelvic surgery, with an emphasis on female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery. In addition, experience with radical pelvic surgery, complex abdominal surgery and colorectal surgery will be offered.
  • A multi-specialty 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.

Program Director

Bob L. Shull, MD
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508

Phone: 254-724-3427
Fax. 254-724-9702
E-mail: bshull@sw.org Send an e-mail

Program Faculty

FPMRS - Bob L. Shull, MD, Paul M. Yandell, MD and Wilma Larsen, MD
Gynecologic Oncology - Charles V. Capen, MD,
Research - Thomas J. Kuehl, PhD and Mohamed N. Uddin, PhD
Urology - Erin T. Bird, MD
Colorectal Surgery - Harry T. Papaconstantinou, MD, and J. Scott Thomas, MD

Program Information

  • Trainees per year: 1
  • Fellowship length: 3 years
  • Program Salary: $53,000-$56,000 plus meeting travel costs, benefits package including malpractice coverage and healthcare coverage

This fellowship adheres to the AUA/ABOG guidelines. Our physicians have built clinical, academic and research reputations in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Our physicians deliver superior multidisciplinary care from one of the most respected academic medical centers in the country. Our program provides education and experience in the management of urinary/pelvic floor disorders of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse such as cystocele, rectocele, enterocele, uterine prolapse and post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse.

There is an active research program with three 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.

How to Apply

The fellowship position begins in July each year. Candidates may apply through ERAS Fellowships, an online application service. The application deadline is April 3, 2013.

All applications through ERAS Fellowships must include:

  • 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. 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 if you 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 the following 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 U.S. mail or email to the following 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 U.S. mail or e-mail to the following 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 Administrator

Andrea Rankin
Fellowship Program Administrator
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, Texas 76508
Phone: 254-724-7588

Email: adrankin@sw.org Send an e-mail


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