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The Lahey Urology Advanced Practice Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year training program. Applications are accepted through a rolling admissions process for two AP providers. Learn more about our urology fellowship program below.

Overview

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers a unique, intensive, full-time urology fellowship program for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

Mission Statement

We shape the future of advanced urologic practice by preparing physician assistants and nurse practitioners to be highly skilled, collaborative, compassionate, professional providers who embrace the values of integrity and academia.

This full-time residency-style training program is funded by Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, which means fellows are hired as employees with full benefits.

Our urology providers practice in Burlington, Lexington and Peabody, Massachusetts, and some portion of training will likely occur at each of these sites. All department physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners participate as preceptors in the program.

Affiliations

As a member of the Beth Israel Lahey Health system Lahey Institute of Urology is proud to offer the first urology fellowship program in the Northeast for advanced practice providers. This world-renowned division of urology, recognized for its physician residency program, provides the ideal setting to deliver the newest innovation in urologic education. Our comprehensive training program prepares advanced practice providers to deliver outstanding urologic care to patients. In doing so, we’re able to foster excellence in the future of urologic practice.

Our program is designed for either a nurse practitioner BSN (MSN preferred) with a current RN license and ACNP certification prior to start date (FNP may be accepted with prior approval) OR a physician assistant of an AR-PA accredited PA program in good standing with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (preferably master’s) with PANCE certification. Providers are required to hold a current MA state license with BLS and ACLS certification prior to starting the program. Prior experience as a provider is preferred but not required.

Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Incomplete applications will not be presented to the selection committee.. Interviews are extended to candidates with strong applications.

To apply for the fellowship, please submit the following materials:

  • A personal statement, including future professional goals in the field of urology
  • A curriculum vitae, including a description of past urologic experience, if any (not required)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one coming from your current or recent supervising physician
  • A completed Urology Fellowship Handbook.

Inquiries and applications, including letters of reference, should be submitted via Lahey HR:

For questions, please email Lahey Advanced Practice Recruitment. Finalists will be offered a site visit, and final selection will be completed following careful consideration of applicants. The fellowship commences on a rolling basis, dependent upon credentialing lead time.

The Lahey Institute of Urology APP Fellowship is comprised of a 12-month period of didactic education and clinical rotations while working as a staff AP. During this time, fellows work with identified mentors that include, but are not limited to, senior staff APs, urology residents, and urology attendings. Fellows see patients in their own clinic and will receive regular performance evaluations to ensure appropriate progress.

A wide range of clinical disease is presented, but continuous self-learning and independent research and/or quality improvement project is an essential component to this fellowship. Experience is gained in many aspects of urology including:

Rotations Skills/Procedures
  • General Urology
  • Endourology Continence
  • Center Urologic Oncology
  • Male Sexual Medicine
  • Reconstructive/Gender
  • Foley Catheter Replacement/Removal +/- Wire
  • Paraphimosis Reduction
  • I&D Bladder Instillation
  • Interpretation of Urologic Radiologic Images
  • Cystoscopy
  • First Assist OR

This fellowship covers the full spectrum of urologic care for advanced practice providers interested in pursuing a career within this specialty. It’s an intense and demanding experience with unique opportunities for clinical advancement and options for electives.

Q: When did you start offering the fellowship program?
A: The program was developed in 2018, and we took on our first fellow in September 2020.

Q: How many candidates are accepted for each cohort?
A: Currently, we accept two candidates on a rolling admission.

Q: Is this a paid position?
A. Each fellow is paid an $80K stipend for the fellowship year.
Q: How much experience do you require?
A: One to two years of experience is preferred but not required.

Q: What are some of the responsibilities involved with the program?
A: Our fellows work and learn in the inpatient, outpatient and OR settings. They work both independently as providers and dependently with preceptors.

Q: Where do your fellows usually end up working?
A: Several graduates have been hired by Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. Some have been employed at large, multi-specialty group practices in the Boston area while others have joined private practices. The demand for highly skilled dermatology NPs is continuously increasing, and a number of our graduates have found wonderful opportunities out of state. All graduates have been employed after completing our program.