The Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine is a two-year, SUO-accredited program that offers comprehensive training in translational and clinical research and in minimally invasive and traditional approaches to urologic malignancies.
A major strength of the fellowship is the breadth of its clinical training, which encompasses not only surgical training, but exposure to medical oncology and radiation oncology as part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Siteman Cancer Center. In the past year, Washington University urologists performed more than 600 major oncologic procedures, over half of them as minimally invasive procedures. Our faculty members have been at the leading edge of minimally invasive surgery and perform a wide range of procedures including robotic prostatectomy, cystectomy and partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic prostatectomy, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, partial and radical nephrectomy. The fellow also spends time with medical and radiation oncologists to receive broad training in the treatment of urologic malignancies.
During the research year, Washington University offers an abundance of opportunities. Fellows can participate in any of the numerous ongoing clinical trials at Siteman Cancer Center or develop and direct their own clinical trial protocols. In addition, large databases in kidney, bladder and prostate cancer are available as a basis for clinical research. Or fellows may focus on basic and translational research in prostate and bladder cancer, or on large animal studies and the development of technical innovations.
Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in urologic oncology and a strong interest in clinical and translational research. Experience in these areas is helpful, but not required. The goal of the program is to train fellows who will develop a focus on urological oncology in their surgical practice and continue to participate in research to advance the field of urologic oncology. Applicants must be board-certified or board-eligible urologists who will have completed an accredited residency program and be eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri.
Interested applicants should return a completed Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Application to the mailing address below or electronically via e-mail.
Gerald L. Andriole, M.D., SUO Fellowship Director
c/o Sally Wahlbrink
Washington University School of Medicine
Division of Urology
4960 Children's Place, Campus Box 8242
St. Louis, MO 63110
The Washington University SUO Fellowship participates in the SUO Fellowship Match. In addition to completing the SUO Fellowship Application, applicants must also register for the match through the American Urologic Association SUO Fellowship match site.
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