The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Urology has developed a one year fellowship in Andrology, Male Infertility, and Sexual Dysfunction. This fellowship is designed for candidates interested in academic Andrology, and is particularly geared towards those candidates who will be developing and/or leading an academic program.
Identify and apply concepts and procedures involved in the evaluation and management of male infertility, sexual function/dysfunction, and andrology. This will include demonstration of appropriate work up, testing, as well as procedural skills and surgeries. This knowledge will be obtained in several arenas, including didactic teaching sessions, active participation in clinical activity (clinic and OR), as well as off-campus meetings, seminars, and workshops. By the end of the fellowship, it will be expected that the fellow can independently perform the necessary evaluations and treatment as described. Various methods will be utilized within the fellowship and it will be attempted to adapt them to the individual learner. This would include putting together lectures for residents and students, informal teaching (as both teacher and student), direct patient contact, microsurgery workshops, OR assistance, and ultimately, some independent activity.
Design and perform research in the area of andrology. This will include, but not be limited to, clinical research protocols, submission/presentation of abstracts at meetings, and publishing manuscripts. Fellows will also learn and apply techniques for scientific paper review in the field of andrology. This will be accomplished during dedicated academic time with assistance from the fellowship faculty in each area. By the end of the fellowship, it will be expected that the fellow will have published at least 4 manuscripts, presented at all of the important andrology meetings, and developed an area of research interest.
Design an academic andrology program. Since it is expected that most of the fellows will pursue an academic career, fellows will need to be prepared to administrate and run their own program. This will be done through various avenues, including one on one discussions with key individuals in the fellowship administration, as well as potentially participating in the Leadership Development Course sponsored by the College and UW-M.
By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to design their own andrology program, including fee schedules, services offered, as well as administrative skills to run the program independently.
Locations of practice
The fellow will also be expected to run a general urology clinic and/or participate in the urology program at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and assist at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.
The fellow will be evaluated on a quarterly basis, principally by the primary faculty involved in their training, along with input from other faculty, as well as the residents. The fellow will be evaluated upon their clinical, academic, and administrative performance, as well as their ability to interact with residents, medical students, and support staff. The fellow will also undergo routine evaluation by the patients in their general urology clinic, as do all of the other health care providers in the department.
Successful completion of the fellowship will be based upon achieving all of the requirements listed in the objectives above, as well as the periodic evaluations.
Prerequisites to fellowship
Applicants of a US or Canadian medical program: Fellows must hold a valid medical license in the United States, and will need to obtain a Wisconsin license prior to beginning their fellowship.
How to apply
Written applications, including a photo, curriculum vitae and at least 2 letters of recommendation (from department chair and/or program director, as well as other faculty) are required. Candidates will then be selected for personal interviews.
Faculty that you will come in contact with
Jay Sandlow, MD, FACS - Fellowship Director, Vice Chair and Professor
Peter Langenstroer, MD, MS, FACS - Residency Program Director and Associate Professor
Jon Pryor, MD - CEO Medical College Physicians, Senoir Associate Dean Clinical Affairs
Other affiliated faculty as necessary
Andrology Fellowship Director
Jay Sandlow, MD, FACS
Application deadline: May 15th, 2012
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