Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow University of Washington Men’s Health/Andrology Fellowship

Location
Seattle, WA
Posted
Sep 09, 2019
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow University of Washington Men’s Health/Andrology Fellowship

Location:
Seattle, WA
Open Date:
Nov 1, 2018
Description:

ESSENTIAL AND UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FELLOWSHIP TRAINED ANDROLOGIST

Andrology is the study of functions and diseases peculiar to males, especially in the reproductive organs, which includes expertise in the medical and surgical management of male infertility, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, and hypogonadism. The goal of advanced training in Andrology is to provide further knowledge and skills beyond the expertise achieved during a urology residency program. This additional expertise should include scholarship, critical analysis of complex clinical problems, and development of advanced technical skills. The fellow should develop good skills in the planning of multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Further, the fellow should achieve expertise in clinical scientific research methodologies.

This position includes appointment as Acting Instructor/Senior Fellow within the Department of Urology. This is a 12-month service period per year position, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

OVERALL GOALS & OBJECTIVES

After completing a one-year minimum fellowship in Andrology, the fellow should demonstrate the following unique characteristics:

  1. Advanced expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with male factor infertility, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and hypogonadism.
  2. Knowledge and the ability to apply the critical principles of:
    1. Plastic surgery
    2. Prosthetic surgery
    3. Microsurgery
    4. Urologic imaging techniques
    5. Andrology laboratory testing
  3. Ability to perform complex genital surgery with a clear understanding of the benefits and the technical limitations of surgical procedures;
  4. Extensive knowledge of and technical experience in microscopic vascular, reconstructive, and sperm retrieval surgery;
  5. Knowledge of the biology of spermatogenesis;
  6. Comprehension of and facility with scientific methodology, study design, biostatistics, clinical trials, and data analysis;
  7. Ability to manage academic or tertiary referral clinical practice, participate in continuing education.
  8. Skills for self-education, and collaboration in translational research.

Qualifications:

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.
  2. The applicant must have a letter of support from their urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate's successful completion of the urology training program. Two additional letters are required.
  3. The applicant should have passed all 3 steps of USMLE and be eligible for a full WA State license prior to starting fellowship.

Application Instructions:
  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director)
  • Digital Photo

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