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Acting Instructor, Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship (2023-2024) - Urology


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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Urology

Title: Acting Instructor, Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship (2023-2024) - Urology


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Position Description

The Department of Urology at the University of Washington has (1) one full-time fellowship opportunity in Endourology and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship (2023-2024). The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2023, this position has an annual service period of 12 months, July 1-June 30.

The fellow will be appointed as an Acting Instructor in our program and 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.

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

Qualifications

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and be eligible for a Washington State Medical License. 

Candidates must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in urology or the equivalent, and a medical doctorate. 

Instructions

  • UW Urology Fellowship Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (1) letter of support from their urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate’s successful completion of the urology training program.
  • Personal Statement
  • Digital Photo

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