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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.

Program highlights

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.
"There are so many opportunities here"


"There are so many opportunities here"

Completion and certification

After successfully completing the fellowship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.

Accreditation information

See accreditation information for Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

Program goals

The goals for fellows in the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Urology Fellowship are to:

  • 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
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