Fellowship in Men’s Health & Andrology at Northwell Health
The Men’s Health/Andrology fellowship is an opportunity for the physician to gain expertise in male reproductive and sexual medicine as well as an appreciation for the collaborative nature of providing optimum health care to men.
The fellowship will appeal to physicians who have either completed a residency in urology or medicine, or those who have completed some postgraduate training and have a license to practice medicine in New York state and are looking for an opportunity to expand their knowledge.
The one year fellowship will be based at the Smith Institute for Urology of Northwell Health and will use many resources of the health system to provide a comprehensive educational experience. The fellow’s time will be divided as follows: 60 percent clinical, 20 percent clinical laboratory and 20 percent research. The clinical work will be centered at the Smith Institute for Urology outpatient office and both LIJ Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. The Clinical Andrology lab work will be centered at NY Cryo, a New York State Licensed Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank.
Unique to this fellowship is the hands-on training in urologic ultrasound and laboratory techniques. By the end of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to perform and interpret urologic ultrasound examinations. In addition, the fellow will be competent in basic andrology laboratory techniques. The fellow will also be involved in clinical and/or basic science research activities during the training period. He or she will work closely with the program and director and faculty in the Department of Urology to design and implement research projects, with the expectation those projects will culminate in presentations at national meetings and publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Specific learning objectives for the fellow will include:
- The evaluation and management of male subfertility
- The evaluation and management of erectile function and dysfunction
- Hormonal regulation of male reproduction and sexual function
- The effects of environmental factors on men’s health
- Fertility preservation techniques
- Ultrasound as a diagnostic and therapeutic modality
- Medical, surgical and complementary approaches to the evaluation and treatment of male subfertility and sexual dysfunction
Applicants interested in the men’s health and andrology training program at Northwell Health should download a copy of the application [PDF] and submit along with the following:
Essential application information includes:
- Common application form
- Curriculum vitae
- USMLE or COMLEX transcript
- Medical school transcript
- Personal statement
- Dean’s letter
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your performance
- ECFMG Status Report, if applicable
Applicants are encouraged to contact Program Director Bruce R. Gilbert, MD, PhD, directly ([email protected]) prior to submitting their application.