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Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology Elective Catalog Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Elective

Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery Elective

Preceptor: Dominique Pape, MD 
Course Code: 07-06 
Contact: Luz-Maria Villa, Luz-Maria.Villa@nyulangone.org
Telephone: 212-263-3897

Prerequisite: Core clerkship in OB/GYN

NOTE: Visiting students interested in an OB/GYN Elective should contact Luz-Maria Villa at the information provided above.


The purpose of this elective is to introduce the student to clinical and academic aspects of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Each student will participate with members of the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery in patient evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Students will scrub on all surgical cases at Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals, make rounds on in-patients with attendings and fellows and attend clinics. The student will also participate in the division's academic endeavors (e.g., journal clubs, didactic lectures) and will present a discussion on an assigned topic at the conclusion of the rotation. If interested, students may also participate in on-going faculty research projects.

Objectives of the Elective 

The student will understand the principles of the work-up and treatment of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, learn pelvic anatomy, surgical technique, urogynecologic pelvic examinations and principles of urodynamics.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Attend Bellevue Urogynecology surgical cases. 
  2. Attend Bellevue Urogynecology Clinics. 
  3. Attend Urogynecology surgical cases at Tisch. 
  4. Attend office hours for the Urogynecology Program. 
  5. Attend all conferences and didactic lectures described below.

Method of Evaluation 

The student will be evaluated by the project preceptor, with the input of all division faculty members, fellow(s), and house staff. Home school evaluation forms are submitted to the course preceptor.

Scheduling Information 

Months offered: Mar, May, Oct-Feb
Report to: New Bellevue 9E1, then prearranged meeting with preceptor
Students per Period: one
Duration: 4 weeks

Note: Ob-Gyn Visiting Student Elective Applications are sent Attn: Luz-Maria Villa, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Dept. Ob-Gyn NB-9E2, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Application packets must include the NYU Certifying Physician Statement (no substitutes accepted), step scores, and a photocopy of your current health insurance card to be considered.