The Division of Urology offers five diverse fellowships with two focused primarily on research. The five fellowships include:
The andrology and men’s health fellowship will enable the fellow to learn cutting edge medical and surgical techniques of all aspects of andrology and men’s health. It will also encompass a broad spectrum of research, the administrative and business aspects of setting up a clinical program in infertility/men’s health and exposure to reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It will facilitate the fellow’s ability to set up a productive infertility/men’s health practice after graduation and set them up to be a leader in research and clinical care in these fields.
The Pediatric Urology Fellowship training program is two years in length and is designed to uniquely integrate clinical training and research in a very functional way. The fellow will have 60 percent clinical and 40 percent research time allocations throughout the two-year commitment. This allows for both ongoing research throughout the fellowship and a full two years to hone clinical and operative skills. The fellow will have exceptional opportunities for increasing independence, particularly in the second year of fellowship. Due to its integrated nature, the fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital provides an experience that will be similar to what a research-oriented pediatric urologist could expect as a faculty member in most academic institutions.
The Division of Urology’s Vision Statement for the Reconstructive Urology Fellowship is to create one of the leading fellowships in the country based upon operative experience, teaching excellence and research opportunities. This fellowship will be one or two years in duration, depending upon the fellow’s goals. Fellows will gain experience in reconstructive urology, genitourinary injury, urinary diversion, prosthetics, male sexual medicine, andrology, female urology, and robotics.
This unique mentored research fellowship allows medical students, postdocs, or new physicians that are interested in urologic oncology a year-long opportunity to work on innovative research projects with the Genitourinary Malignancies Disease Oriented Team (GUMDOT). The interdisciplinary research fellowship is directed by Brock O’Neil, MD and Heidi Hanson, PhD, two core faculty members in the robust Surgical Population Analysis Research Core (SPARC).
The Division of Urology began a one-year research fellowship in reconstructive urology and men’s health in 2013. The fellowship allows medical students and new physicians that are interested in surgery and urology a year-long opportunity to work on innovative research projects within our division. The emphasis of the research fellowship is in reconstructive urology, men’s health, and infertility, however, research fellows also are able to work on projects in oncology, and pediatrics. The majority of the projects are clinical or epidemiologic based outcomes studies.