Summer Urology Fellowship for Medical Students

Description

The NYU Urology Summer Fellowship is an 8-week opportunity for two students between their first and second years of medical school to learn more about this exciting and diverse surgical subspecialty. This summer experience will allow students to spend time in the operating room observing procedures in urologic oncology, female and male incontinence, infertility, erectile dysfunction, stone disease and pediatric urology. Students will also spend time in the clinic observing urological outpatient procedures and office visits with patients before and after surgery. Summer fellows will attend teaching conferences and journal clubs run by faculty and residents.

To round out this exciting summer experience, students will be assigned to work with one of the Urology attending physicians on a clinical research project. For highly motivated students, this is a great opportunity to take a project from the start and create abstracts and manuscripts eligible for submission to national conferences and peer-reviewed journals for publication. Students will have the opportunity and are strongly encouraged to continue this research following completion of the summer fellowship. Finally, at the end of the fellowship, students will give a short oral presentation to the Department of Urology on a topic to be decided. This summer program will provide students with great exposure to this surgical subspecialty and research opportunities that can lead to medical conference presentations and publications.

Eligibility and Salary

Students must be between their first and second years of medical school to apply.

A stipend of $1,000 is provided. In addition to the stipend, students may receive additional funds in the amount of $2,100 through the NYU School of Medicine Office of Financial Aid if they qualify for work study. However, work-study eligibility is not required to apply.

How to apply

Please forward a one-page cover letter addressed to Dr. James Wysock, Director of the Urology Summer Fellowship, describing your interest in the fellowship, along with your resume, to Sabine Gay, program coordinator, at Sabine.Gay@nyumc.org. For further information, call (646) 825-6310.

Application deadline and important dates

Students must submit applications by February 15th for the upcoming summer.

Notification of acceptance into this program will be in mid-March. The fellowship program runs from mid-June to early August.