Matching Trends for the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Since Participation in the National Residency Match Program

Maria V. Vargas*, Magdy P Milad

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Objective: To evaluate the level of interest in the fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (FMIGS) using data from the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) over the past 5 years. Design: Retrospective report (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). Setting: Publicly reported data from the NRMP. Participants: Applicants using the NRMP to match into fellowship training. Interventions: Reporting matching trends for the gynecologic surgical subspecialty programs starting in 2014, when the FMIGS programs began participating in the NRMP. Measurements and Main Results: From 2014 to 2018, the number of FMIGS positions increased from 28 to 38. Over the 5 application cycles, the FMIGS programs had the highest ratio of applicants to positions overall (range, 1.7–2.0 for FMIGS) of the surgical gynecologic subspecialty programs analyzed (Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility). Conclusions: Since the FMIGS programs began participating in the NRMP in 2014, the FMIGS match has been highly competitive as a gynecologic surgical subspecialty, suggesting a high level of interest from residency graduates. This may reflect growing recognition that there is a body of knowledge unique to minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1060-1064
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018



  • Education
  • Fellowship match
  • Fellowship training
  • Gynecology
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • MIGS
  • NRMP
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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