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Urology

About Our Urology Department

Our Urology APP fellowship team is a collaboration of exceptional board-certified physicians and APPs, bringing 30+ years of expertise, committed to delivering evidence-based urologic patient care within a diverse and complex health care environment.

Our practice provides comprehensive urologic care for adults, including advanced technologies such as laser stone and prostate surgeries, laparoscopic and robotic assisted surgery, complex pelvic reconstructive surgery and prosthetic implants. Additionally, our practice includes the medical management of complex urinary tract infections, infertility, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and all urologic cancers.

A unique aspect of WakeMed Urology is the “WakeMed Kidney Stone Center,” developed in 2016, which is a unique concierge service providing 24/7 access to clinicians for patients who are passing kidney stones.

The APP fellow will train alongside fourth-year urology surgical residents from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which will enhance the didactic component of the fellowship experience.

Urology APP Fellowship Curriculum Overview

Our 12-month training program is divided into two blocks: Foundation and Immersion. During the Foundation Block, the APP fellow will build their knowledge and skills of common inpatient and outpatient urological diseases, under the close guidance of the urological team. During the Immersion Block, the APP fellow will develop autonomy in the inpatient, ambulatory and surgical setting. The electives will be selected during the Foundation Block after exposure to various areas of urology.

Procedural Skills

The APP fellow will become well versed in a diverse set of bedside procedural skills with opportunities for da Vinci® Surgical System robotic first assist training. Weekly educational conferences will include didactic conference, morbidity and mortality conference, journal club, and tumor board.

Completion

Prior to completion, the program will require the Fellow to complete a quality improvement project, mentored by the co-directors of residency and fellowship. At the completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to demonstrate excellence in management of urologic patients in the ambulatory, surgical, and inpatient settings.