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Department of Urology

Curriculum

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The Pediatric Urology Fellowship is a one-year, intense clinical and academic post general urology residency experience designed to provide the general urologist with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage the most complex pediatric urologic disorders from the fetus through the older adolescent years. The entire year is done at Texas Children’s Hospital. A non-optional, non-accredited second year, consisting of at least 80 percent scholarly and research activity, completes the pediatric urology experience.

The first year is an intense clinical and academic post general urology residency experience designed to provide the general urologist with the knowledge and skills to diagnose and manage the most complex pediatric urologic disorders from the fetus through the older adolescent years. The entire year is completed at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Goals

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The goals for the first year include:

  • Developing skills to perform a competent pediatric urological history and physical examination, recognizing the unique advocacy relationship of parents to their children.
  • Developing the operative and medical skills to provide children with optimal urological care.
  • Achieving an in-depth knowledge of the broad range of variables from prematurity through adolescence that impact on the use of drugs and diagnostic and therapeutic options in managing children through a broad range of ages.
  • Developing an understanding of the psycho/social and psycho/sexual development of childhood and how these developmental changes might impact decisions on care.
  • Developing an understanding of the current controversies regarding specific treatment options in certain urological disorders.
  • Providing evidence of the ability to review and understand the literature relative to pediatric urology and to integrate, where appropriate, published material into their treatment decisions.
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On average, fellows take home-call every fourth night.

A non-optional, non-accredited second year, consisting of at least 80 percent scholarly and research activity, completes the pediatric urology experience. The successful fellow, at the end of his/her training, is eligible to sit for the certificate of added qualifications in pediatric urology awarded by the American Board of Urology.