Overview

Overview

The teaching program centers on the management of urologic malignancies. Rotations are based upon approaches to surgical treatment and include open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The training is based on the premise that a urologic oncologic surgeon should be skilled in all three areas. Our fellowship provides a broad experience in adrenal, renal, bladder, retroperitoneal, and prostate surgery. Fellows also get extensive experience in pelvic surgery doing when we do combined cancer cases with colorectal surgery and gynecologic oncology.

Program Director

Nicolas Muruve, MD
Nicolas Muruve, MD
Goals & Objectives

Goals & Objectives

  • Learn the appropriate clinical and laboratory evaluation of patients with urologic malignancies.
  • Become proficient with open and laparoscopic techniques for managing patients with urologic malignancies
  • Learn to critically review and participate in clinical research of urologic oncology
  • Become involved and foster multidisciplinary clinical care of patients with urologic malignancies
The Program

The Program

Duration

1 year

Educational Conferences

  • Monthly Journal Club meetings
  • Monthly Tumor Board
  • Weekly Radiology Review
  • Participation in house training programs
  • Opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical trials

On-call and Consult Responsibilities

On-call responsibilities are approximately 1 week a month. The call is not in-house. The different staff members cover their own patients during the weekdays. The fellow covers consultations during the on-call days.

Research Commitment

Research is integrated with clinical work during the fellowship training. A reasonable schedule that allows a balance between clinical work, study, self-development, and research is emphasized. The fellow is expected to have at least one major project to complete and expected to present his/her work at a recognized urologic oncology forum.

Rotations

No off campus rotations are planned.

Evaluations

Evaluation of fellow at least twice per year.
Evaluation of staff and program at least once per year.

Benefits

Benefits

Salary is at the PGY-6 level plus fringe benefits as detailed in the Graduate Physician Policy Manual and listed in the Resident/Fellow Benefits.

Grad Level Current Pay Rate
1 $52,474
2 $54,341
3 $56,265
4 $58,284
5 $60,673
6 $63,145
7 $65,840
8 $67,073

Paid Time Away: Vacation, Maternity, & Paternity

  • Vacation: 3 weeks (15 working days) provided at the beginning of each academic year
  • Maternity: 6 weeks paid leave for natural childbirth or adoption; 8 weeks for cesarean section. Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Paternity: 2 weeks paid leave. Additional time off unpaid up to a maximum of 12 weeks under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Insurance

  • Healthcare: Cleveland Clinic Florida covers 50% of annual Healthcare Plans for Clinical Trainees and their families. Effective on the first day of training with no waiting period.
  • Dental and Vision Care: Cleveland Clinic Florida covers 100% of annual Dental and Vision Care Plans for Clinical Trainees.
  • Maternity Care: 100% coverage is provided through the health care plan that you select within the plan's guidelines.
  • Pharmaceuticals: As outlined by the Cleveland Clinic Florida Health Plan.
  • Malpractice: Paid by the Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation/Cleveland Clinic Florida. Limited to activities within the training program.
  • Life Insurance: $25,000 term group policy.

Travel Privileges and Other Education Activities

Senior residents, chief residents, and fellows in ACGME and NON-ACGME programs that meet eligible criteria as outlined in the Graduate Physicians Manual may be approved to attend academic meetings for the purpose of presenting or engaging in leadership roles within national societies will be eligible up to 5 days per academic year with a maximum reimbursement of $1,200 per academic year.

Additional Benefits

  • Book Allowance: A $250 educational allowance per year is available to all clinical residents/fellows. Primary use is for textbooks.
  • On-call Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Paid by Cleveland Clinic Florida when on in house night call.
  • Cell phones: Apple iPhone provided to all residents
  • Uniforms: Supplied by Cleveland Clinic Florida.
Staff

Staff

Program Director

Teaching Staff

Program Coordinator

Vanessa Santos, BHSA
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, Florida 33331
Phone: 954.659.5889
Fax: 954.659.6216
Email: santosv@ccf.org

Future Fellows

Future Fellows

Class of 2020

  • Jared Cohen, DO
  • Kyle Lester, MD