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Fellowship History

Over the past 20 years, the division has gained regional and national recognition for its efforts to provide the best advanced laparoscopic surgery for women and pelvic pain management. As part of a major academic medical center, the Division excels in training, research, and clinical programs. Our dual purpose is to train those who will provide top-quality patient care and be the academic leaders in gynecologic laparoscopy and pelvic pain management, who in turn will train many physicians for practice in communities across the country. This emphasis makes our fellowship one of the most unique programs in the United States.

The Division offers a two-year Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, designed to begin after completion of the standard four-year United States residency in obstetrics and gynecology.

The fellowship began in 1998, and joined the AAGL/SRS Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery in 2008. 

Our purpose is to train academic physicians who will become leaders in the teaching, research, and practice of operative gynecologic laparoscopy and the management of chronic pelvic pain problems.

FMIGS Training Objectives

Fellowship Curriculum

In the linked PDF below, you’ll find the curriculum for the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery for 2017-2019.

2017-2019 Required Reading and Divisional Meetings

Application Process

Applicants should apply through AAGL. Applications for the 2024-2026 cycle will be available December 1, 2022.

The fellowship match is administered by the National Residency Match Program (NRMP)

Contact Us

Division Manager:
Deborah Privette
Phone: 984-215-3592
Fax: 984-215-3517

Mailing Address:
UNC Department of OB-GYN
UNC Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
4010 Old Clinic Building, CB# 7570
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7570


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