Acting Instructor in Urology

University of Washington Department of Urology

United States

Acting Instructor, Men's Health/Andrology Fellowship (2024-2025) - Urology

Position Overview

Organization: Urology

Title: Acting Instructor, Men's Health/Andrology Fellowship (2024-2025) - Urology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Urology at the University of Washington has (1) one full-time fellowship opportunity in Men's Health/Andrology (2024-2025). The fellow will be appointed as an Acting Instructor in our program, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Acting instructors hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms.  Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

ESSENTIAL AND UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FELLOWSHIP TRAINED ANDROLOGIST
Andrology is the study of functions and diseases peculiar to males, especially in the reproductive organs, which includes expertise in the medical and surgical management of male infertility, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease, and hypogonadism. The goal of advanced training in Andrology is to provide further knowledge and skills beyond the expertise achieved during a urology residency program. This additional expertise should include scholarship, critical analysis of complex clinical problems, and development of advanced technical skills. The fellow should develop good skills in the planning of multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. Further, the fellow should achieve expertise in clinical scientific research methodologies.

OVERALL GOALS & OBJECTIVES
After completing a one-year minimum fellowship in Andrology, the fellow should demonstrate the following unique characteristics:

  1. Advanced expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with male factor infertility, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and hypogonadism.
  2. Knowledge and the ability to apply the critical principles of: Ability to perform complex genital surgery with a clear understanding of the benefits and the technical limitations of surgical procedures;
    • Plastic surgery
    • Prosthetic surgery
    •  Microsurgery
    • Urologic imaging techniques
    • Andrology laboratory testing
  3. Extensive knowledge of and technical experience in microscopic vascular, reconstructive, and sperm retrieval surgery;
  4. Knowledge of the biology of spermatogenesis;
  5. Comprehension of and facility with scientific methodology, study design, biostatistics, clinical trials, and data analysis;
  6. Ability to manage academic or tertiary referral clinical practice, participate in continuing education.
  7. Skills for self-education, and collaboration in translational research.

Qualifications

  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program.
  2. The applicant must have a letter of support from their urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate's successful completion of the urology training program. Two additional letters are required. 
  3. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Instructions

  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation (including one from Program Director)
  • Digital Photo
  • UW Urology Fellowship Application Form

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.



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