Mission Statement Close ×

The ATLAS Fellowship provides the most advanced and proven GYN surgical training. Gynecologists who have completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, and who have chosen to pursue further training in laparoscopic gynecologic surgery through the ATLAS Fellowship may: serve as an expert GYN surgeon for patients and referring physicians; have the ability to care for patients with complex gynecologic surgical disease via highly advanced and efficient minimally invasive techniques; maintain surgical sites that will serve a leadership role in complex gynecologic surgery; and take part in gynecologic surgery research.

Goals Close ×

ATLAS Fellowship graduates serve as independent specialists and consultants in the surgical management and techniques of advanced minimally invasive gynecologic surgery with competency and efficiency easily surpassing typical fellowship training.

Training Program Requirements Close ×

The ATLAS Fellowship consists of two years of continuous surgical education and hands-on training following completion of an obstetrics and gynecology residency and/or a minimally invasive fellowship. As part of the training curriculum, research is an important component of the program and the trainee will be provided support, mentorship as well as resources to conduct research studies on topics of interest.

Educational Objectives Close ×

The ATLAS educational objectives are directed toward the expansion of the CIGC-exclusive NPT in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. The ATLAS Fellowship offers an immersive hands-on surgical experience using advanced state-of-the-art techniques.

ATLAS Educational Objectives must be addressed in a structured and systematic manner during the 2-year training period. Assigned reading will be given, based on an approved AAGL Core-Reading List.

Schedule Close ×

The 2-year training program must be structured to show a progression in clinical and teaching responsibilities during the span of the program. A weekly, monthly and yearly clinical and educational schedule must be prepared for both year-1 and -2. A third year of training can be approved by the ATLAS Board on a case-by-case basis, but must contain a unique educational experience with defined goals and objectives.

Competencies Close ×

The training program director will provide training and evaluate the fellow according to the following competencies: patient care-clinical and surgical skills, knowledge base, practice-based learning, communication skills, professionalism, system based practice, teaching skills and scholarly research project development.

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