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Message from the Division Chief

UMass Chan Medical School's fellowship program in urogynecology, formerly known by the subspecialty title of "FMPRS" is now referenced as "URPS", following a 2023 statement by the professional organizations ABOG and ABU.

"The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) and the American Board of Urology (ABU) have announced the name change of the jointly sponsored subspecialty of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) to Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery (URPS), effective January 1, 2024."

Message from the Division Chief

The Division of Urogynecology at the University of Massachusetts was founded in 1990 by Dr. Stephen Young who was its director until 2010. The mission of the division is to provide high quality, prompt, accessible, cost-effective, and compassionate care to people who suffer from pelvic floor disorders as well as to provide high quality, comprehensive training of fellows in the evaluation of, treatment of, and research into female pelvic floor disorders.

Fellows are well-integrated into the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and essentially act as junior faculty which fosters healthy relationships with residents – fellows are given ample opportunities to hone their teaching skills in the clinical setting and informal didactic lectures. The department supports the research of our fellows with funding that can be requested via application. In addition, fellows are invited to participate in the faculty book club on anti-racism and diversity. The recognition of our fellows as junior teaching faculty and rising staff attendings further solidifies the support that the Department has for our fellows and their development.

I have worked here at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for more than 10 years and can attest to the unwavering support the institution has for our trainees and faculty. With recent initiatives to consciously promote diversity, decrease disparities, and prioritizing respect in the workplace, UMass Memorial is a dynamic and safe place to grow and contribute to our local community. 

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Urogynecology at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. We invite you to call our office at 508-334-9189 with questions or comments.

Michael K. Flynn, MD, MHS – Division Chief, Urogynecology
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology