Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month intensive and comprehensive postgraduate urology fellowship for highly-qualified physician assistant or nurse practitioner candidates at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix, Arizona.
This fellowship offers a surgical or non-surgical pathway for NPPA candidates (NP candidates must have FARN certification). The surgical pathway will offer hands-on/first assist education in robotic, open, and laparoscopic surgeries. You will learn bedside assisting, suturing, and pre-op and post-op care. The non-surgical pathway will offer observation in the OR without hands-on/first assist exposure. You will learn pre-op and post-op surgical care.
Throughout the fellowship, you will:
- Acquire a deep and broad knowledge base of medical and surgical disorders across many subspecialties including: BPH (medical and surgical including HoLEP); prostate cancer (robotic prostatectomies, MR fusion biopsies and transperineal biopsies, surveillance); renal cancer (robotic surgeries, surveillance); bladder cancer (robotic/single port cystectomies, surveillance); complex kidney stone management (multidisciplinary clinic with nephrology and nutrition); infertility and men’s health; and female urology (including complex pelvic pain syndrome)
- Gain proficiency in pre-op and post-op care of general and complex urologic cases for surgical pathway candidates.
- Become proficient in the genitourinary anatomy and pathophysiology as it pertains to patient assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Develop a diverse differential diagnosis based on the patient’s urologic symptoms and clinical presentation. Formulate an appropriate diagnostic and treatment plan founded on guideline/evidence-based medicine and cost-effective medical care.
- Work with our chief residents taking hospital call throughout the fellowship assisting with in-hospital and ER consultations, and morning rounding.
- Work with multiple subspecialty consultants and residents/fellows with the complex nature of medical, surgical, and oncologic urologic disorders in a care team model.
- Develop keen verbal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, physicians, patients, and ancillary staff to ultimately become a key part of the health care delivery team.
- Participate in educating and training of NPPA students and other learners, as appropriate.
Completion and certification
After successfully completing the fellowship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
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The goals for fellows in the
- Diagnose and treat general and complex urologic conditions
- Acquire strong pre-operative, post-operative, inpatient and ER consultations skills, and ambulatory clinic competency for out-patient care
- Gain exposure to in-office procedures (cystoscopy, prostate biopsy, renal and penile ultrasound, penile injection, PTNS)
- Participate in department conferences (M&M, tumor board, imaging, stone conference, journal club, etc)
- Gain in-depth knowledge of medical urology, endourology, urologic oncology, female urology, reconstructive urology, and men’s health/infertility in a team-based model