Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)
Mayo Clinic in Minnesota offers a one-year clinical fellowship in Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery. This fellowship provides clinical experience with laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, advanced endoscopic surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia and stone disease, and image-guided surgery, and teaches principles of mineral metabolism.
In addition to a high-volume quaternary health care facility, you have direct access to multiple research resources, including National Institutes of Health-funded stone research, the Rochester Epidemiology Project and multiple oncologic databases.
The Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery Fellowship is a nonaccredited training program.
The Endourological Society has available a one-year Advanced Clinical Training Certificate in either lap/robotics or endo/stone for fellows completing accredited training programs. Mayo Clinic currently does not offer these certificates.
There currently is no certification board examination in minimally invasive urologic surgery or endourology.
This fellowship began at Mayo Clinic with the 2013-14 position. It is anticipated one fellow will complete his or her training annually in this program.