Two-year fellowship program recognized by the Endourological Society.
1st year: Research year with clinical experience.
2nd year: Clinical. Thus at any given time, there will be one senior and one junior fellow within the program.
The fellowship program will commence on the first of August of each year and terminate on the 31 st of July, twenty-four months later. This change is meant to enhance the fellows overall experience. This will let chief residents focus on Part I of their Boards. Also, since they are in a two-year fellowship program, they will qualify for Part II of the Boards which is taken during their senior year of the fellowship program.
Participate in the Endourological Society match program.
Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, FRCS, MHA
Director: Endourology, Urologic Laparoscopy and
Robotic Surgery Fellowship Program
Tulane University Hospital & Clinic
Medical Center of Louisiana (University Hospital)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New Orleans
To train and mentor academic endourologists, urologic laparoscopists and robotic surgeons.
To consolidate Tulane Urology's position as a leader in the field of endourology, endo-oncology, urologic laparoscopy and robotics and its reputation for minimally invasive urologic surgery.
To enhance overall resident and fellows experience in endourology and laparoscopy by increasing activity in both the clinical and academic arena.
At the end of the Endourology/Laparoscopy/Robotic Fellowship the candidate will demonstrate competency in:
Evaluation and Progress Reports:
The fellows will be evaluated every six-months. These evaluations are held in January and July of each academic year. Any strengths and/or deficiencies will be identified and remedial measures instituted.
The methodology for evaluation is as follows:
The department uses a standardized questionnaire which will be completed by the relevant faculty. These are then collated and used for the counseling sessions. The areas of evaluation include medical knowledge, professional and personal behavior, input from nursing and OR staff, surgical and endoscopic skills, rapport with patients and family, teaching and mentorship skills, availability and promptness in conducting duties, etc.
After the counseling sessions the faculty will continue to monitor the areas that may be considered deficient or weak.