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Mayo Clinic physician performing a robotic surgery in the operating room

Trainee experience

General curriculum includes didactic, hands-on, surgical, and conferences. The candidate can expect one-on-one mentorship, work with the urology providers in the clinic, hospital rounding, in-patient consultations, ER consultations, and the OR (either observation or hands on depending on pathway).

We have a team-based approach to our department with an NPPA and consultant working together with a urology resident. NPPA clinics are independent, but managing the same population with a wide and diverse urologic subspecialty focus.

We expect learning in a care team model and adapting to work at a high level of autonomy by the end of their fellowship.

Clinical training and rotations

Didactic curriculum will include a GU conference (case presentations, imaging), urology grand rounds, stone clinic conference, tumor board, M&M, journal club, and didactic lectures weekly.

Clinical rotations will consist of the following.

Month Area
October NPPA ambulatory clinic with co-directors
November Medical urology with Urology NP/PA
December General urology in minimally invasive procedures
January BPH and prostate cancer
February Prostate cancer and renal cancer, donor nephrectomy
March Nephrolithiasis and Stone Clinic
April Bladder and testicular cancer
May Incontinence, implants, reconstruction
June Female incontinence, neurogenic bladder
July Men’s health and infertility
August 50% solo clinic
September-October 100% solo clinic through the end of program

The fellow will receive two weeks of PTO as well as 3.5 days of time for continuing medical education to attend a urologic course approved by the program directors.

Schedule and hours

The fellow will adhere to a five-day work week Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a typical lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m.

The fellow will be on-call every fifth weekend and one day every other week.

There are conferences periodically throughout the week from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and over the noon hour with mandatory attendance.

Department and faculty

Faculty members are chosen for their commitment to teaching, as well as their clinical practice and research. Many have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

Visiting professors and lecturers

A hallmark of higher education excellence is the breadth and depth of information and experience provided to you by faculty and visiting experts. Each year, many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic to lecture in their areas of medical and scientific expertise.

As a fellow of Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, you are encouraged to learn from these valuable resources by attending all relevant conferences, lectures and seminars prepared for students, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and consulting staff.


Mayo Clinic has two campuses in Arizona. The Phoenix campus includes the state-of-the-art Mayo Clinic Hospital, the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo Clinic. The 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic as the #1 Hospital in Arizona, and is one of the top 20 hospitals in the nation for six consecutive years.

Services in numerous medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including outstanding programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

The Scottsdale campus is centered around a beautiful, five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains extensive exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, endoscopy suite, and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff, and student education programs. 

You will be working in the Mayo Clinic Hospital in all three buildings (out-patient surgery SOR, specialty building, and the main hospital/ER and operating rooms MOR.)

You will be instructed on in-office procedures including: cystoscopy, prostate biopsy (MR fusion and transperineal), penile doppler, renal ultrasound, intracorporeal penile injection, PTNS, InterStim device troubleshooting, penile prosthesis activation, and artificial sphincter activation, and OR exposure to Da Vinci robot (including single port), SpaceOAR hydrogel insertion, and HIFU.


Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences uses these evaluative tools:

  • Written examination
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Self-assessment exercises
  • Faculty reviews

Graduation and certification

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