UCLA’s Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program is accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology. The program is directed by Dr. Karim Chamie, Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Urology. The UCLA Urologic Oncology Fellowship Program provides a post-residency training program in all aspects of urologic oncology, including clinical (medical and surgical), clinical-research trials and basic urologic research.
Each fellow participates in the ongoing weekly activities of the UCLA Kidney Cancer and Prostate Cancer Programs, specifically being involved in patient evaluation, presentation, discussion with medical oncologists, interaction with protocol nurses and final decisions on treatment and placement on clinical trials.
Two full days each week is devoted to hands-on surgical expertise in the operating room, where the fellow will become familiar with a wide variety of procedures.
Participation is required in the following weekly conferences: Urologic Oncology Tumor Board, Kidney Cancer Conference, Urology Grand Rounds, Clinical Trials Working Group. The fellow is also expected to participate in the educational training programs for the residents, including journal club and teaching rounds.
Each fellow is assigned a basic science project in urologic oncology under the supervision of the corresponding lab director. The fellow will also participate in weekly lab meetings and cancer center research conferences. In conjunction with the research area, each fellow will be given gradual responsibility in grant writing related to his/her lab projects.
The fellow has an opportunity to participate in an active program of urologic oncology clinical trials. He/she will assist in planning, designing, writing and conducting the trial, along with the day-to-day follow-up of patients. This will also give the fellow the chance to interact with clinical nurses and study coordinators and assist in the final analysis and manuscript preparation.
For more information or if you are interested in applying for a position, please contact:
Department of Urology
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
300 Stein Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 331
Los Angeles, CA 90095