The University of Michigan Fellowship in Endourology is a two year program designed to train individuals who aspire to be academic surgeon-scientists.
The training of residents and fellows is carefully coordinated. Teaching is a priority, and for our fellows, teaching them how to teach is an additional objective. Most commonly, the fellow takes the resident through a case under very close supervision of the Endourology attending – who watches the resident for their progression of skill and nurtures the teaching ability of the fellow. When the resident reaches the limit of their capability, the Endourology attending steps in and takes the fellow through the case directly. We have honed this teaching technique over many years and the result is maximal training and excellent patient care. At the conclusion of the clinical year, the fellow will have mastery of complicated ureteroscopic and percutaneous procedures, as well as advanced minimally invasive surgical treatments for BPH and laparoscopic procedures for benign upper tract conditions.
Our trainees have a proven track record of establishing successful careers in academic urology. Fellows partake in either an extensive one-year training program that encompasses translational laboratory research focused on lasers and endoscopic devices conducted in the Endourology Translational Research Lab . Or they can choose to spend one-year in clinical and health services research within the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), actively contributing to the initiative's mission to position Michigan as the leading destination for urologic care. In MUSIC fellows get to work with the world's largest clinical registry of ureteroscopy, and learn about quality improvement and prospective clinical trials. Fellows also have the opportunity to work in the UM KUHR Training Network and UroEPI Career Development Program.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should review the requirements of this program on the Endourology Society webpage and email Dr. Khurshid Ghani at [email protected], Dr. Casey Dauw at [email protected], or Julia Rubel at [email protected].
The Division of Endourology is among the largest in the US — with five urologists specializing in adult endourology, and one in our Pediatric Division, who sub-specialization in endourology. We perform over 1,000 ureteroscopic and percutaneous procedures annually. In addition to the treatment of calculi, there are many cases involving endourologic management of tumors and strictures, BPH and ureteral and upper tract pathology.