UroOncology Overview


This program is approved by the Society of Urologic Oncology and is intended for individuals who have completed their urology residency and are seeking a career as an independent investigator in Urologic Oncology. The program is two years in duration. The first year is a basic science year with translational science opportunities. This year is under the supervision of Robin Leach, Ph.D., Director of the Urology Research Laboratories and may include one or more additional basic science mentors. The second year of clinical training is under the direct supervision of the Fellowship Program Director, Robert S. Svatek, M.D. and includes interactions with two other members of the Urologic Oncology faculty. During the two years of the program, the Fellow is expected to complete all requirements for the award of a Master’s of Science in Clinical Investigation.


Admission to the urologic oncologic surgical program is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program. If the application is submitted during the residency training we will need a letter of support from the urology training program director recommending them for the fellowship and attesting to the candidate's intended successful completion of the urology training program. The application must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be sent from your Residency Program Director. For more information and all application requirements, please contact our Academic Office at (210) 567-5644.