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Int Urogynecol J. 2010 Mar;21(3):349-52. doi: 10.1007/s00192-009-1038-z.

Factors used by female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery fellowship directors to select their fellows.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA. mufflyt@ccf.org

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS:

We report the attributes of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPM&RS) fellowship applicants that are most valued by fellowship program directors during the ranking process.

METHODS:

Anonymous questionnaires were filled out by FPM&RS fellowship program directors following the 2008 match. The survey was designed to assess the relative importance of various factors in the ranking of fellowship applicants.

RESULTS:

Surveys were sent to 67 program directors, and 21 completed the survey (31%). Items ranked as the most important in the selection process were a high quality obstetrics and gynecology residency education (8.2+/-1.2), followed by clinical research experience (7.4+/-1.4). Ability to work well with staff and work ethic were considered to be the most important subjective criteria.

CONCLUSIONS:

Our results support anecdotal evidence that placed emphasis on research experience and interpersonal skills in the selection of FPM&RS fellows.

PMID:
19921081
DOI:
10.1007/s00192-009-1038-z
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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