The Department of Urology at the University of Washington Medical Center and Northwest Hospital in Seattle, WA is proud to offer a fellowship in Endourology.
Fellows in our program will experience both high case volumes, complex case mixes and a vast array of research opportunities. The fellowship is focused on clinical endourology and kidney stones and will participate in our Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Stone Clinic. The fellows will be mentored by three Endourology faculty, Drs. Jonathan Harper, Mathew Sorensen and Robert Sweet. A variety of research opportunities are available including collaboration with the Applied Physics Laboratory on improving ultrasound for the detection and treatment of kidney stones and the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technology. We are accredited through the Endourology Society. The program has a structured curriculum according to these requirements.
Our Department performs between 70-100 percutaneous procedures per year and fellows will have the opportunity to learn to gain their own percutaneous access.
This position includes appointment as Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow within the Department of Urology. This is a 12-month service period per year position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.
OVERALL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The overarching goal of the Endourology Fellowship is to provide a balanced training environment in basic and advanced endourology, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery, within the framework to create academic leaders. By the completion of the Endourology Fellowship, the fellow is expected to::
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex kidney stone disease
2. Independently perform common kidney stone surgeries with expertise including shockwave lithotripsy, ureteroscopy and laser lithotripsy, and percutaneous nephrolithotomy
3. Counsel patients effectively regarding dietary management for kidney stone prevention
4. Understand the indications for medication management of kidney stone disease and common medication side effects
5. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of upper urinary tract minimally invasive surgery
6. Understand research methodology and be proficient in manuscript preparation
7. Demonstrate fundamental teaching skills to residents and medical students
Jonathan Harper, MD Mathew Sorensen, MD, MS Robert Sweet, MD, FACS Michael Bailey, PhD, MS
1. Admission to an Endourology fellowship program is contingent upon completion of an ACGME-accredited urologic training program.
2. The applicant must have a letter of support from their urology residency program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the applicant's successful completion of the urology training program.
3. The applicant should have passed all 3 steps of USMLE and be eligible for a WA State license prior to starting fellowship.
3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director)
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