Benign Urology Training Program

The Clinical and Translational Research Training Program in Urology is designed to prepare urologists for an independent clinical and/or health services research career in the field of Urology. This NIH-funded training program is supported by the Departments of Urology, Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics at the University of Michigan. Within the Department of Urology, there are two NIH T32 Training Programs; one dealing in benign urology and one dealing in urologic oncology.

The educational program is designed to: 1) provide a broad knowledge of modern biomedical science; 2) provide didactic and experiential training in the intellectual and philosophical approach to modern investigation; 3) develop writing skills; 4) develop teaching skills; and 5) correct any deficiencies in past scientific training.

Clinical Segment

This program offers two years of post-residency graduate level training to allow young physicians to acquire new skills and training necessary to conduct high quality clinical research. Applicants should be at the post-doctoral (MD) level and are expected to have completed an ACGME approved urology residency by the time they begin the clinical research-training program in Urology.

Research Segment

The research program constructed for trainees is integrated with their previous and concurrent clinical experiences to provide them with investigative tools to address important pulmonary disease-related questions. The focus on urologic oncology in the clinical segment also provides relevant knowledge for subsequent research careers.

How to Apply

For more information on the Fellowship and how to apply, contact Laura Woodman at or 734-763-2797.

Additional Resources

Upon successful completion of the program, fellows are expected to pursue an academic position or further training in a mentored setting, such as a career development award.

Click here to learn more about the research being done in this T32-funded Fellowship.