Eric S. Rovner, M.D., Dept. of Urology
96 Jonathan Lucas St., CSB 620
Charleston, SC 29425
Eric S. Rovner, M.D., Dept. of Urology
Ross Rames, M.D., Dept. of Urology
Lindsey Cox, M.D., Dept. of Urology
Steven Swift, M.D., Dept. of OB/ GYN
Autumn Edenfield, M.D., Dept. of OB/GYN
1-Year Fellowship for Urology
1 Fellow per year
Clinical Structure & Academic Plan
The fellowship will provide additional insight and expertise above and beyond the exposure in Urology residency in the diagnosis and treatment of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery inclusive of male voiding dysfunction and incontinence as well as neurogenic bladder. This clinical fellowship is a concentrated and high-volume exposure to both simple and complex cases. Similarly, it is assumed and expected that the fellow will have obtained adequate training in the general principles and techniques of surgery in general and pelvic surgery in particular, as well as the pre- and post-operative care of surgical patients during his/her residency. The fellow will take on a gradually increasing role and responsibilities in the clinic and OR as the year progresses depending on his/her desires and their capabilities as determined by the faculty.
Location of Clinical Activities
All clinical activities will occur either at the main MUSC campus including the Rutledge Tower outpatient clinics and operating rooms, or the East Cooper facility in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (approximately 8 miles from MUSC).
Weekly Schedule (Subject to Change)
- Monday: OR with Dr. Rovner/Swift
- Tuesday: OR with Dr. Rames
- Wednesday: Clinic and Urodynamics
- Thursday: OR with Dr. Cox
- Friday: Clinic and Urodynamics
Within the structure outlined above, the fellow may have a half-day “Fellows Clinic.” The weekly schedule is subject to change depending on faculty availability and other factors. The fellow will participate in the urology faculty call schedule.
It is anticipated that the fellow will have an interest in pursuing one or more scholarly projects over the course of the academic year. This may include novel independent research under the direction of a faculty member, assistance with ongoing research projects or other projects. Scholarly activity will likely lead to production of one or more scientific abstracts for presentation at scientific meetings. The fellow may participate in or author various book chapters, peer review articles for scientific journals, reviews, case reports, and other scholarly activities under the direction of a faculty member.
Finally, the fellow will be primarily responsible for organizing a FPMRS conference for the residents, medical students and FPMRS faculty on a bimonthly basis.
Duration, Salary & Benefits
- Duration: 12 month fellowship to run July 1 to June 30
- Title: Clinical Instructor
- Salary: TBD
- Benefits: Malpractice insurance + MUSC health and vacation benefits
- Vacation: 3 weeks to include interviewing
- Meetings: Reimbursement of reasonable expenses (coach airfare, hotel, etc.) associated with attendance and presentation of original scientific work by the fellow at a scholarly meeting.
- Ample desk space, lab coat, travel stipend and use of a computer terminal will be provided for the Fellowship year.
- Proceeds from all clinical, consulting, and/or academic activities will be billed for and collected by MUSC/MUSC Physicians.
- No moonlighting of any kind is permitted during Fellowship.
- Application Requirements and Instructions are found on the fellowship website.
- Completion of an ACGME approved US (or equivalent) training program in Urology or OB/GYN is mandatory.
- Must obtain an unrestricted South Carolina medical license, a Federal DEA license, and a SC DHEC license.
- Should supply a Letter of Interest from the applicant supported by 3 letters of recommendation.
- A personal interview is preferred but not required. This may be arranged in Charleston or at the AUA or SUFU meetings.
- MUSC does not participate in the FRMRS fellowship match program at this time.