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Does anyone know any specifics about the MD Anderson onc fellowship?

Edited by: nicky on 05/11/2015 - 19:50 Reason: Updated by FeedsNodeProcessor
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MD Anderson Urologic Oncology

The urologic oncology fellowship at MDACC is structured as either a 3-yr or 2-yr fellowship (1 or 2 years of research and the last year is clinical). Accepted fellows are usually assigned a research mentor prior to beginning fellowship and will work with him or her for their research year(s). There is great flexibility in choosing a mentor and ample opportunity to apply for extramural (e.g., AUA Foundation grant, etc.) funding prior to arriving at MDACC. There are no clinical duties during the research phase so the research time is 100% protected. In addition to basic science projects, there is ample opportunity to participate in clinical projects in all areas of urologic oncology. During the clinical phase (12 months), fellows rotate approximately every 2 months on different services covering 2-3 attendings per service. The UT Houston urology residents rotate at MDACC and are involved in clinical duties, call, etc.

Each week, there is a dedicated Monday morning multidisciplinary case conference, a clinical trials meeting with GU Oncology (Wednesday), and a urology didactic hour (Wednesday). Over the course of 2 years, all topics of urologic oncology are covered in the didatic sessions (presented by fellows and attendings as well as faculty from Rad Onc and GU Onc). M and M is held monthly. In addition, first year fellows are expected to attend weekly didatic sessions presented by MDACC covering all aspects of oncology. During their research time, fellows meet privately once per month with the program director to go over their research as well as any issues that may arise.

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Do majority of fellows do 3

Do majority of fellows do 3 years? and what circumstances allow one to do 2 years of fellowship?

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Yes

That's correct--most do 3 years and they encourage everyone to spend a full 3 years in the fellowship. That said, they will entertain 2 year fellowships if there is a good reason (eg. significant prior research experience). There is usually 1 and often 2 fellows each year on the 2 year track.