Urologic Oncology Fellowship

MD Anderson’s Department of Urology offers a premier program for urologists seeking to develop a career in urologic oncology by training in an environment that fosters clinical acumen and research excellence. Our Cancer Center has consistently been ranked the #1 cancer center in the United States and our graduates – across all disciplines – are well poised to take on leadership roles both nationally and internationally.

The goal of our fellowship program is to train academic urologic oncologists who are highly skilled surgeons and experts in multidisciplinary urologic oncology, who can establish comprehensive academic urologic oncology programs at other institutions. The fellowship program was one of the first to be accredited by the SUO and in accordance with the guidelines, is divided into two components – a research component and a clinical component.

The clinical component provides fellows with a well-rounded experience in the multi-disciplinary management of urologic cancers, with an emphasis on surgical management of complex cancers, including risk adapted implementation of minimally invasive techniques. At the same time, fellows are guided through a process whereby their surgical skills in basic urologic oncology are refined to the level expected from graduates of our program.

The 1 year research component allows fellows to study under experts in the field and develop expertise in the basic and translational sciences, with an emphasis on clinical trial collaborations. For those candidates who are interested in establishing research programs of their own, we offer the potential for additional years of research, which could be incorporated into the training at various levels beyond what is required by the SUO.

How to Apply

Our program participates in the Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship Match Program. Please refer to the SUO website to view the Fellowship Match Application, along with registration instructions and the timeline for the match. Candidates for our fellowship program must be eligible to hold a Texas medical license. Foreign medical school graduates need to have a valid ECFMG certificate and complete all three parts of the USMLE.

All applications and required documents must be received in our office on or before Monday, February 29, 2016 to be considered for an interview. Candidates will be contacted regarding an interview date.

The following items should be incorporated into your interview packet prior to the fellowship year you are interested in:

  • SUO Match Program - Registration
  • SUO application
  • Most current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GME application: Use our DISCOVER On-line Application

If you are recommended for a fellowship appointment, we will need the following:

  • Medical school diploma
  • Official medical school transcript (English translation required for foreign graduates)
  • Certificates of completion from all residencies or fellowships
  • Letter of good standing from current program director
  • Official USMLE transcript
  • Valid ECFMG certificate (for foreign medical school graduates)
  • Photo (not required, but beneficial)

Letters should be addressed to: 

Ashish M. Kamat, M.D., FACS
Director, Urology Fellowship
Professor, Departments of Urology and Cancer Biology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1373
Houston, TX 77030

Please mail the application packet to:

Christina Medina
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Urology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Unit 1373
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 713-792-3250
Fax: 713-794-4824
Email: cimedina@mdanderson.org