Pediatric Urology Fellowship Program
Training Program Overview
The Stanford pediatric urology fellowship is a 2 year ACGME accredited program, which prepares the fellow for a career in academic medicine by providing training in complex pediatric urological care, as well as a solid foundation in clinical research. The first year is a clinical year at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the second year is for clinical health sciences research.
How to apply
- Send your CV and letter of intention to Catherine Cooper and Hsi-Yang Wu
- Complete the universal application: http://www.spuonline.org/Universal-Pediatric-Urology-Fellowship-Application.cgi
The fellow is directly supervised by 4 faculty members at Packard Children’s and Santa Clara Valley. Fellows graduate with an operative experience of 350 major cases and 240 minor cases, including hypospadias, ureteral reimplantation, pyeloplasty (open, laparoscopic, robotic), augmentation and catheterizable channels, ureteroscopy, orchiopexy, and genitoplasty. All aspects of open, endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic pediatric urology are taught. 4 days per week are spent in the operating room, with graduated responsibility for resident teaching as the year progresses. The fellow is responsible for supervising the Stanford urology residents on the service for inpatient care and consultations. 1 day is spent in clinic, rotating with each faculty member. Spina Bifida clinic is located at the Santa Clara Valley, and videourodynamics are carried in a dedicated suite at Packard. Pediatric Urology didactic sessions and Uroradiology conferences are held monthly.
If a fellow has specific interests, such as health services/policy research, medical informatics, decision analysis, bioengineering, biodesign or other areas, we recommend that these interests and coursework possibilities be explored during the year prior to starting fellowship. Some fellowships and degree programs may require enrollment or program acceptance (for instance, the Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology).Coursework or degree tuition costs may be incurred, and the fellow may be responsible for securing funding, with appropriate faculty assistance for grant writing. Clinical research immersion programs exist, and previous fellows have participated in these full-time week long programs as well. Clinical projects are started during the clinical year, to be completed during the research year.