Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program
Department of Genitourinary Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Two (2) Urologic Oncology Fellowship positions are available for a two-year fellowship. The program is accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) and is sponsored by the University of South Florida Office of Graduate Medical Education. The primary training site is the Moffitt Cancer Center with Tampa General Hospital serving as an affiliated training site.
Fellowship Program Training Goals:
The overall goals of the fellowship are to expand the surgical knowledge and experience obtained during residency to develop skilled surgeon-investigators who, in turn, will become recognized experts in the field of urologic oncology. The fellow will develop advanced skills in the critical analysis of complex oncologic clinical cases, technical skills in genitourinary oncologic surgery, and expertise in planning the multidisciplinary care of genitourinary cancers.
Length of Program:
The Program offers a two-year fellowship training program in Genitourinary Oncology following the successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency program or ECFMG certification.
The fellow participates in all aspects of urologic oncology management. The fellowship is comprised 9 to 12 months of clinical and basic science research with strong clinical interaction followed by 12 to 15 months of clinical rotations. The clinical months are scheduled so that the fellow receives (12) months of surgical oncology training with all urologic oncology faculty members, one (1) month of medical oncology training, one (1) month of pathology training, and one (1) month of radiation oncology training.
The research year will be spent conducting clinical and basic science research. In the first month the fellow arrives, the fellow receives clinical trials design support and training and identifies potential area(s) of research interest. Fellows will be given every opportunity to spend his or her research year in a scholarly environment suited to his or her area of interest.
Eligible candidates will have satisfactorily completed an ACGME accredited residency program in Urology or hold an ECFMG certificate and must be board certified or eligible in Urology. Fellows must have passing scores on USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 or equivalent, qualify for a Florida State training license, and hold current BLS and ACLS certification. Fellows who apply to the program who do not have a USMLE Step 3 transcript must have taken and passed the exam prior to the first day of employment. In addition, fellows must fulfill the general criteria set forth for housestaff by the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
The Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO). The Program follows all training and accreditation guidelines as set forth by the SUO, to include application and match requirements and timelines.
Graduate Medical Education:
The program falls under the Graduate Medical Education Office of the University of South Florida College of Medicine. The Moffitt Cancer Center, primary training site, also has a designated Office of Graduate Medical Education which includes a full-time Fellowship Coordinator dedicated to the Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program. The USF and Moffitt GME Offices provide excellent oversight and educational resources to assist in the maintenance of highly successful training programs.
Compensation and Benefits:
All Moffitt Cancer Center fellows are employed through the University of South Florida College of Medicine; hired at the PGY level commensurate with formal training. To view the compensation and benefits package, the Housestaff Manual, and Sample Contract please visit http://www.health.usf.edu.
Applicants must register for the SUO match and complete the SUO universal application. Applications should be accompanied by the following documentation: personal statement, three (3) letters of recommendation (one of which should be from the Residency Program Director), USMLE transcripts, CV, and ECFMG certificate (foreign-trained applicants only). Interviews will be held by invitation only and will be scheduled in the spring time frame.
For information, please contact:
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
Graduate Medical Education