Society of Urologic Oncology-accredited fellowship in Urologic Oncology at UT Southwestern Department of Urology is designed for additional specialized training in both the clinical and research aspects of urologic oncology. The fellowship is offered to U.S. residents completing their training who seek careers in academic urologic oncology.
The program is marked by an extremely high volume of open and minimally invasive management of prostate, bladder, testes, renal, penile, and urethral malignancies. In 2018, over 1000 major urologic oncology cases were performed at our university hospital alone. In addition, this fellowship features clinical and research experience with options in basic science, clinical trial design, and clinical outcomes research.
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My name is natalia Margolis and I'm the director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship at UT Southwestern. We're glad that you're considering our vibrant city of Dallas as a place to train in urologic oncology. The mission of our fellowship is to train future leaders in urologic care in both academic and community settings. First and foremost, Urology department at UT Southwestern is among the largest and most respected programs both nationally and internationally are urologic oncology Trainees are able to practice in a community setting and the university hospital to county hospitals and one of the largest in the country. During a protected year research, our trainees have been successful in a broad spectrum of activities ranging from basic science projects to intellectual property development, two Big Data Analysis. What makes her fellowship truly unique? Is there a commitment to tailor the training experience of each individual training to their academic and clinical needs. Hello, my name is dr Gary lutin. I'm Chief of Urologic oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. First of all, I'd like to thank you for considering our fellowship in urologic oncology. Our clinical operations at least. The research operations include cooperative group trials, for example, the recently completed swag 16 02 trial looking at BCG had us enrolling the third most patients in the country. It gives them a good experience in grants manship and also in cooperative group trials and how how to successfully participate in the trial and even how to successfully initiate it. I think that our fellows come out with a very good training in order to be able to start their own academic career and be able to initiate and participate in future trials that they design on their own. My name is Saul Waldo. I'm a urologic oncologist here at UT Southwestern in Dallas. And thank you for considering our fellowship here at UT Southwestern. We can leverage the resources and experiences of four major academic centers. These experiences at the different hospital settings will allow you to operate within a number of different contexts and provide you with a depth and variety that is difficult to find in other institutions. Additionally, you'll have experience with autonomy that is unprecedented and will force you to become a better surgeon and more importantly, will prepare you for a rewarding career down the road. Hi, my name is the video back rodeo. I'm one of the urologic oncologists and we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to learn about our program here in Dallas. There are amazing things happening within the urology department on the basic and translational level as well as among the institution. In terms of research productivity, we feel very fortunate to have fellows that are coming in with the fairly developed research portfolio and our goal is to make sure you remain productive. Also expand your knowledge base in two types of research that you may not be as familiar with. This translates into a highly productive year where the fellows come out with plenty of publications experience in clinical trials in other critical aspects of research that allow you to embark on a successful academic career. Hi, I'm Ganache Reid professor of urology and pharmacology and thank you for considering the UT Southwestern oncology fellowship. Er in terms of research opportunity, this is an incredible opportunity with a prostate sport application going in and a kidney sport that's fully funded. Very few other programs in the country have two functioning sports. What is a sport, a sport is a specialized program of research excellence. What it does more than anything else. It brings in a tremendous number of research interest. Together discoveries of what we make here. We have drugs targeting the androgen receptor, we have drugs targeting the different forms of the molecular drivers of therapy, resistance in different guo in college, this is where we are going. We have the full spectrum of urological oncology research and I can assure you our methods are cutting edge first rate and a chance to make significant discoveries. I am Ryan Hutchinson, I'm one of the junior faculty here at the University of texas Southwestern Medical Center's Urology department. I was a fellow here actually from 2015 to 2017 and I got hired on to help start the john peter smith practice. I wanted to go over some of the resources that you may not know about that are unique to uT Southwestern and then I took advantage of as a fellow and I think that it really offer a huge opportunity especially for self directed learners during the urologic oncology fellowship. So one of the best parts about working here and being a fellow here is that you have a large number of highly talented world renowned basic science researchers that you can partner with for more complex projects. The second resource is the Office for tech Development, which I was heavily involved with and continue to be heavily involved with us faculty which takes novel technology and brings it to market through industry partners. Finally, the thing that I would certainly encourage anyone coming here to take advantage of is our incredible statistical backup. So we have a dedicated statistician for our department for more complex analysis. But I think really the real value is that we also have access to S. P. S. S and are having the ability to just do that on your own on data. You've cleaned yourself without having to wait for a statistician is hugely powerful, especially for someone who has a busy day like the clinician will. So yes, a great time as a fellow. UT Southwestern, I can't recommend it highly enough. I hope you'll listen to all of my colleagues have to say about the other excellent parts of the program. My name is Jeff Howard on the research first year fellow. Just want to thank everybody for considering this fellowship. One of the great things about this department is that it really caters to all interests. You know we've got guys here to do hardcore basic science research, database research, retrospective studies. I've been involved in setting up a clinical trial. So really whatever your interests are, there's somebody here who can support you in that. There have been a number of times that I've come up with. What I thought was a great idea only to find out that somebody else in the department already thought of it and actually has a manuscript in press. So you're surrounded by clever people and they really support you in whatever your interests are, the department's very academic. We have a good track record of placing people in academic positions. But at the same time, you know, I came in, I expressed an interest in doing something a little bit less academic and always supported in that as well at many institutions. You might be part of the call pool, you might have clinical responsibilities that are part of your job description. But here the research you're really is protected time. You don't have any required clinical obligations. You do have some great moonlighting opportunities and have certainly taken advantage of that. And there are opportunities sort of informally to to keep your hand in the game and you know, kind of maintain your surgical skills but you really are protected full time to do research. And that's another thing that was an important consideration for me and you know, I think that's really that's really been a benefit to me overall. I think it's a fantastic department, really great people here and uh I I would highly recommend it to anybody. Hi, my name is Xiao song. I'm the second year clinical fellow here at UT Southwestern. The Urologic oncology program um is the second year of clinical fellow. I can, you know, directly attest to the the kind of the vast amount of cases that we do here. One of the things that really drew me to this program is the huge amount of open surgery that we do here, including open suspect AMIS and open affect AmIS things that I didn't get as much of doing residency with everything moving to robotics. There's also a huge robotics while I'm here as well. But I think one of the things that really drew me was the open experience that I could get here, get to really drive cases over at Parkland Hospital and then come back to see you h and really kind of learn from the faculty of the different techniques that you can then practice. Um Obviously with some guidance over at Parkland, but at that point, you know, you're able to do the cases with chief residents or junior residents and I think it's a great way to kind of learn on your own. Was someone always available if you need oversight. Mhm