Obstetrics & Gynecology

Fellowships & Postdoctoral Opportunities

We encourage students to explore external fellowship opportunities through external professional obstetrical and gynecological associations.

For other opportunities including teaching, research and observerships, see Career & Training Opportunities.


Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Division of Urogynecology in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Alberta offers a two-year clinical fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Six FPMRS surgeons work out of a busy multidisciplinary clinic, which includes nurse continence advisors, nurse practionners, pelvic floor physiotherapists, a dietician, a pharmacist, and an exercise physiologist. Three of our FPMRS surgeons also work out of the Chronic Pelvic Pain clinic; selective time in this clinic is strongly encouraged during fellowship. We have an excellent working relationship with colorectal surgery, urology, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and geriatrics. Selective rotations in these subspecialties are also strongly encouraged and supported throughout fellowship. 

Our broad educational goals are to train academic Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons who will play a role in advancing our subspecialty. Specifically, fellows will develop expertise in the diagnostic work-up of complex female pelvic floor problems, develop conservative as well as surgical expertise in the management of these conditions, and achieve educational and research goals, by teaching learners formally and informally, and actualizing a research project, with the intent for presentation/publication during their fellowship training. Fellows will function as junior faculty, and will be integrated into the teaching and research programs of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

How to Apply: 
Application Information for 2021-2022 academic years

Positions: 1 every 2-year cycle
Application due date: May 30, 2020
Mail to: eckelly@ualberta.ca

Please include in your application: 
1. A short personal statement (1 page, 12pt font, double spaced) to express your interest in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of reference, with special focus on your surgical skills, clinical abilities, educational/teaching accomplishments, and research interests/ achievements

All application packages received will be reviewed, and appropriate candidates will be asked for an interview. One successful candidate will be selected through this competitive process. Preference will be given to graduates of Canadian medical programs who intend to pursue and are eligible for an academic position in a tertiary centre in Canada. For more information please contact the fellowship director, Dr. Erin Kelly 


Postdoctoral Mentorship

Faculty members in our Division of Reproductive Sciences have mentored numerous post-doctoral fellows who have continued in their medical and research careers.

Please see the Career & Training Opportunities for information about current research opportunities in our department. You may also consult the Academic Faculty listing to learn more about our research programs. 


External Fellowship Opportunities