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NATIONAL KIDNEY AND TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY

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NATIONAL KIDNEY AND TRANSPLANT INSTITUTE CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY

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The program was established in 2009 as a 2-year clinical fellowship program duly recognized and certified by the Philippine Society of Urologic Oncologists.  It was the very first clinical fellowship program for Urology in the country and remains the sole option for fellowship training in Urologic oncology.  The program, under the Department of Urology, is run separately from the residency training program by the Section of Urologic Oncology.

Applications are entertained every 2 years, during the last quarter of the 2ND year of the current fellow in training and will be coursed directly to the Program Director, the Head of the Section of Urologic Oncology through the Department Chairman.

Section of Urologic Oncology

HEAD Rudolfo I. de Guzman, M.D.

Core Training Group Reynaldo C. dela Cruz, M.D.

Jose-Vicente T. Prodigalidad, M.D.

Nelson A. Patron, M.D

David A. Abraham, M.D.

Mission:  To provide the best, individualized care to all the patients we serve while advancing urologic cancer care for the future

Vision:  To be the first choice for urologic cancer management in the country

What the Program can offer

  • Practical, hands-on experience with cancer surgery, particularly complex surgery with more than adequate numbers
  • Practical experience with systemic therapy 
  • Regular multidisciplinary meetings and conferences
  • Exposure to minimally invasive cancer surgery
  • Exposure to clinical trials
  • Optional rotation in a University-based cancer center in the US during the final year of training

 

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Each prospective applicant should be either a graduate of an accredited Urology training program or a senior resident of an accredited program who will be graduating in time to start a fellowship
  • Letter of intent addressed to the program director
  • Three letters of recommendation from consultants, diplomates of the PUA, who will be able to personally vouch for the character and credentials of the applicant
  • A written entrance exam will be given on a designated day
  • A panel interview conducted by the members of the fellowship program’s core training group
  • All applicants who are accepted will be required to be fully certified Diplomates of the Philippine Board of Urology or be certified as such during the course of their 2-year fellowship training to be able to qualify for graduation from the program

 

Expected Outcomes for Graduates

  • Every graduate of the program is expected to be proficient as head of a multidisciplinary team handling all Urologic Cancers especially the 3 mainstream cancers (Prostate, Kidney and Urothelial cancer)
  • Acquired expertise in the listed index operations, complicated operations and competent handling of complications including proficiency in systemic therapy
  • Expertise in the management of all aspects of cancer care for Urology from preoperative work-up and preparation to adjuvant therapy post-surgery and follow-up care.  The graduate is expected to be extremely competent in the management of cancer from early stage to metastatic disease including non-surgical modalities (systemic therapy, radiation therapy, nutrition, and palliative care)
  • The ultimate goal of the program is to produce an expert in the field who will be able to strengthen an existing residency program in Urology as a trainer and serve as a resource person for Urologic cancer in any multidisciplinary meeting or scientific forum

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