Didactics/Conference Schedule

  • Urology Grand Rounds (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesday): 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • GU Tumor Board - 3-4 mornings per month, e.g. once weekly
  • QI/PI Conference (4th Wednesday):  7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Journal Club (3rd Thursday): 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • GU oncology research protocol clinical trials conference (Tuesday mornings)
  • Urology research protocol meeting - biweekly on Weds prior to Rounds
  • GU oncology invited speaker’s series - usually once/twice per month in the Cancer Center
  • Resident teaching conference (weekly) - Fellow leads discussion on all cancer topics
  • Case (preoperative) conference - 1 morning per month
  • GU radiology conference - Biweekly Monday afternoons 1 hr
  • Fellow gives 2 presentations per year to Grand Rounds on oncology topic of choice
  • Duke Tuesdays seminar series - 4 lectures by invited experts, 3 times per year
  • Duke Surgery Bi-monthly Research Meeting - 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Duke Office of Clinical Research - Research Wednesdays - 1 hour

Research Year Curriculum (in addition to above)

Meets weekly, 1 hour sessions.  Modules include:

  • Introduction to research at Duke
  • Statistics
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Health Services research
  • Basic Science/Translational research
  • Clinical trials
  • Academic medical research career development - grant writing

In addition, the Fellow attends weekly meetings with their assigned mentor to discuss research progress.