Acting Instructor in Urologic Oncology

University of Washington Department of Urology

Acting Instructor, Urologic Oncology Fellowship (2024-2025) - Urology

Position Overview

Organization: Urology

Title: Acting Instructor, Urologic Oncology Fellowship (2024-2025) - Urology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Urology at the University of Washington has (1) one full-time fellowship opportunity in Urologic Oncology (2024-2025). The fellow will be appointed as an Acting Instructor in our program, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024. Acting instructors hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms.  Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.


The goal of advanced training in urologic oncology is to provide further knowledge and skills beyond the expertise achieved during a urology residency program. The additional expertise should include scholarship, critical analysis of complex clinical problems, and development of advanced technical skills. The fellow should develop good skills in the planning of multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. The trainee should also achieve expertise in basic and clinical scientific research methodologies.

After completing a two-year minimum fellowship in Urologic Oncology, the surgeon should demonstrate the following unique characteristics:

  1. Advanced expertise in the multidisciplinary management of patients with urologic cancer;
  2. Knowledge and the ability to apply the critical principles of:Ability to perform complex tumor resections with a clear understanding of the benefits and the technical limitations of surgical procedures;
    • Medical oncology
    • Radiation oncology
    • Uropathology
    • Urologic imaging techniques;
  3. Ability to perform laparoscopic approaches for diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of urologic malignancies;
  4. Extensive knowledge of and technical experience in urinary tract diversion and reconstruction;
  5. Knowledge of the biology of urologic malignancies;
  6. Comprehension of and facility with scientific methodology, study design, biostatistics, clinical trials, and data analysis;
  7. Ability to manage academic or tertiary referral clinical practice, participate in continuing education.
  8. Skills for self-education, and collaboration in translational research.

Fellows will be under the mentorship of Dr. John Gore, for subspecialty training in urological oncology.  The primary site of training will be the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC).  The fellow will collaborate with world-class surgeons, and with superb residents and other subspecialty fellows. Fellows are expected to participate in all Departmental and Divisional seminars and educational activities. 

First Year

First year duties and expectations will primarily be oriented to your research project. 

Second Year

In the second year, the fellow will devote the majority of your effort to clinical surgical training and patient care, with approximately 20% of time available for clinical research.  The duties assigned include assisting in the Urology Clinic and in the OR at UWMC, accumulating clinical data and writing clinical papers.


  1. Admission is contingent upon completion of an ACGME accredited urologic training program <> or an appropriate foreign program.
  2. The applicant complete the Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Application in order to apply.
  3. In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


Application Instructions

  • Society of Urologic Oncology Application
  • Current CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation including referee evaluation form
  • Digital Photo

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