Uro-oncology

Number of Positions: 3
Supervisor: Dr. Girish Kulkarni

Program Vision

To develop the next generation of innovators and thought leaders in the field of uro-oncology.

Our Mission

To establish an environment where trainees are provided the opportunity to enhance clinical care, generate paradigm-shifting research, and to disseminate their knowledge with a commitment toward curing genitourinary cancers.

Application Guidelines

Our Uro-Oncology Fellowship program is now accredited with the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO). Selection is done by the match program with the SUO and our Faculty. Following interviews the previous May, applicants will be informed by the SUO as well as our Program: www.suonet.org

Applications must be received in our office before February 28th; 16 months prior to commencement for a July 1st start date. The application form can be downloaded and submitted by email to the Office (kathy.li@uhn.ca). Please send an updated CV along with the application. The application will be triaged by the Faculty and a personal interview will be organized for suitable applicants. This one-day interview process will take place at 700 University Ave, 6th floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X6, in early May. If you have not had English as the language of instruction during your training and during patient care, you will be required to complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Proof of score for TOEFL (minimum score 237) and TSE (minimum score 50) will be required.

If you have not done the TOEFL and TSE to this point, please go to www.toeflibtcourse.com and you will find information about the IBT test and registration instructions. Currently the TOEFL and TSE are being replaced with TOEFL IBT (internet based test), which combines both written and speaking in one test.

History of the Fellowship Program

For many years, clinical fellows have held postgraduate training positions at the University of Toronto in Urology with a primary focus in oncology. For the most part, these were clinical experiences without formal research training or a structured educational program. In June 2001, the first Fellow finished a 2 year program that was structured with a research experience plus clinical activity limited to Oncology with experience in radiation and medical oncology and became the first graduate of the Program which received accreditation from the Society of Urologic Oncology the same year. Three Fellows have been accepted into the program per year. The establishment of the program has been enabled by the programmatic structure of the University of Toronto Urology Program with all faculty members identified in a subspecialty area of practice and academic focus plus the increasing focus of the teaching hospitals in more limited range of clinical areas. Finally, Canadian society is increasingly demanding care at institutions with demonstrated expertise in subspecialty oncology.

Contact Information

Kathy Li, Kathy.Li@uhn.ca
Uro-Oncology Fellowship Program Coordinator

Uro-Oncology Fellowship Office
700 University Ave, 2nd Floor North, Workstation #5
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1Z5

Fax: (416) 946-2180