Overview

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Program description

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers a 12-month postgraduate Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Urology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

This program provides specialized training to highly qualified nurse practitioner (NP) and physician assistant (PA) graduates interested in developing a rewarding career in urology. You receive the education and training needed to become skilled, compassionate and efficient urology providers.

The curriculum includes didactic responsibilities and direct patient care clinical experience rooted in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in integrated clinical practice, education and research. The program provides the graduate NP or PA with the training needed to deliver the highest quality care to urologic patients.

Program goals

As a fellow, you receive training to:

  • Demonstrate excellence in the clinical care of all aspects of the urologic patient
    • Understand pathophysiology
    • Develop a differential diagnosis
    • Establish an evidence-based treatment plan
  • Successfully complete a mentored cystoscopy training protocol and demonstrate proficiency in performing procedures independently
  • Demonstrate ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with a multidisciplinary team
  • Improve critical thinking and leadership skills

Accreditation

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Facilities

Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, includes an extensive outpatient complex, Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and substantial research and education facilities. This Mayo Clinic site is among the largest, most advanced medical centers in the world.

Graduation and certification

After graduating, you receive a certificate from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences documenting successful completion of a 12-month postgraduate fellowship in urology at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester. This certificate verifies that each fellow has completed all of the components outlined in the curriculum and has achieved program competencies.

The experience and training provided with completion of the program prepares you to be more competitive when applying for urology positions.

Hours

For the majority of the fellowship, the learning schedule includes primarily weekday hours with approximately 40 hours weekly. This does not include additional time spent on didactic responsibilities.

You have exposure to urologic care in both outpatient and inpatient settings, including adult and pediatric care. The primary focus of the fellowship is on management of the adult urologic patient in the outpatient setting.

Class size

Each year, Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences admits up to two fellows to the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Urology Fellowship. Trainees may be enrolled staggered — one every six months. This ensures that you receive tailored instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

June 21, 2017