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Fellowship Programs

Clinical Research & Quality Improvement Fellowship

Yale Urology is offering a one-year fellowship in Clinical Research and Quality Improvement.

The position encompasses a variety of linked efforts across two major domains:

1. Quality Improvement
Coordinate efforts of the Urology Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee (UQAIC) including data acquisition and analysis (e.g., NSQIP, NHSN, Vizient), management of peer review process, and participation in design, implementation and analysis of departmental quality improvement projects.

Duties to include: organizing quarterly UQAIC meetings; obtaining, analyzing, benchmarking, and disseminating quality data including from both internal and external sources; working to validate, disseminate, and investigate efficacy of the Surgeon Value Dashboard, a proprietary, fully transparent EPIC-based surgeon-level cost and outcomes dashboard; IRB application writing and coordination; grant writing; student mentorship. Emphasis will be placed on manuscript writing and publication. There will be opportunity to participate in quality efforts in other aspects of Yale Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System if interested.

2. Health Services and Clinical Outcomes Research
To understand and improve health outcomes, the Yale School of Medicine Department of Urology is committed to performing current and impactful studies of urologic diseases. This training opportunity is designed to give the candidate a comprehensive clinical research experience in study design, analysis, presentation, and publication. The fellow will work closely with faculty members in the development and execution of projects relating to clinical epidemiology, outcomes, and health services research with an emphasis in urologic oncology. The primary responsibilities include administrative and analytic support for national, local, and regional databases maintained in the department. In addition, the applicant will have opportunities for to engage in a range of didactic activities and collaborations within the health system.

Desired applicant characteristics:
- Detail oriented and able to manage multiple simultaneous projects
- Effective communication with team members is a must
- Self-motivated and able to work independently to initiate, pursue, and complete projects with periodic guidance
- Quantitative background is not required; However, familiarity with statistical methods is strongly encouraged
- Proficiency in at least one statistical software package (Microsoft Excel, SPSS, SAS, Stata, JMP, R)

This position is ideal for a candidate looking to strengthen their application before applying or re-applying to a Urology residency or fellowship.

Program Directors: Patrick Kenney, MD and Michael Leapman, MD

Employed position through Yale University. Salary commensurate with education level and experience.

To submit an application, please send your CV, three letters of reference, and a personal statement to:
Fellowship Coordinator,

Community and Public Health Fellowship

This position is integrated between Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Public Health, and the Cornell Scott Hill Health Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) established in 1968. The Cornell Scott Hill Health Clinic is a widely recognized collaboration between the community of New Haven and Yale School of Medicine provides healthcare to residents in New Haven and the surrounding communities. Many patients served by the center are economically disadvantaged, and the center has distinguished itself for exceptional quality and cost effectiveness, anchored to the needs of the community.

Urological care is an important, yet often under-served healthcare specialty within much of the United States and the world. This opportunity provides integrated training in urologic clinical care, quality improvement and public health research. The fellow will work collaboratively with mentors from Urology, Public Health, and Primary Care to study the urology needs of the patient community served by the Cornell Scott Hill Health Clinic specialty care with the goal of generating lasting and reproducible improvements to public health. If desired, applicants will have the opportunity to pursue a masters level degree at Yale’s School of Public Health.

Desired applicant characteristics:
-Recently completed residency training in urology
-Board Eligible/Board Certified in Urology
-Strong interest or background in: public health, disparities research, or quality improvement

Employed position through Yale University and Cornell Scott Hill Health Clinic. Salary commensurate with education level and experience. Cornell Scott Hill Health Clinic is a FQHC, and employees may be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness.

Program Directors: Michael Leapman, MD and Bruce Douglas, MD, MA, MSc

Applicants should email their CV, three letters of reference, and a personal statement to:

Endourology Fellowship

Yale Urology offers a one-year fellowship in Endourology which provides a comprehensive training environment and experience with all phases of endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery.

The fellow will be integrated into the urologic robotic surgery practices, and he/she will be involved in the perioperative and postoperative care of these patients. During the course of the fellowship, the candidate will participate in clinical and laboratory research as well as clinical responsibilities in direct patient care, teaching responsibilities within the department, including attending conferences, giving lectures, and the supervision and teaching of the resident staff.

This fellowship has a large volume in oncology, reconstructive surgery, stone disease, donor nephrectomy and will provide extensive opportunity for surgical skills acquisition and publications over the one year training cycle. The fellow will learn and provide clinical care at Yale New Haven Hospital. There are two full-time clinically dedicated da Vinci “S” system robots, one research/training da Vinci robot, and one da Vinci simulator.

For additional information or to send your CV/letter of interest, please contact:
Dinesh Singh, M.D.
Email:Dinesh Singh

Fellowship Coordinator:

Urologic Oncology Fellowship

Yale Urology offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Urologic Oncology.

Yale Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Urologic Oncology fellow will participate in weekly multidisciplinary conferences, participate in evaluation, management, and surgery on the full range of GU oncology problems, and be involved with resident education. It is expected that the fellow will become facile with minimally invasive, robotic, and open surgical approaches.

The fellow is expected to participate in research, and academic productivity is expected. Research opportunities are available in MRI-USG Fusion targeted prostate biopsy, focal ablation for prostate cancer, genetic predisposition to renal cancer, translational research in renal cancer, systemic therapy clinical trials, and comparative effectiveness and health outcomes research.

The candidate will be a BC/BE urologist who has completed an ACGME accredited urology residency program and be eligible for licensure in the state of Connecticut. Applications to our program will be reviewed on a continuing basis.

For additional information or to submit your CV/letter of interest, please contact:
Preston Sprenkle, MD
Email: Preston Sprenkle

Fellowship Coordinator: