|(214) 645-8765 – Local Phone||5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390
Brad Hornberger, MPAS, PA-C
PA Urology Residency Director
Tel (214) 648- 4765
Fax (214) 648-4789
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an internationally recognized medical complex dedicated to providing specialized clinical care, medical education, and research. The Department of Urology has a distinguished team of health care workers devoted to the treatment of urologic conditions. The Urology Department is currently ranked in the top 15 in the US News and World Report hospital rankings. At UT Southwestern and its affiliated teaching hospitals, our urologic surgeons and physician assistants take advantage of the latest research and technological advances to provide exceptional care based on current research findings. Our urologists are pioneers in their field, researching and developing new diagnostic tests and treatments that are used all over the world. UT Southwestern’s urologists draw referrals from across the nation and are notable for their many firsts:
This one year training program will be divided into two sections: the first six months will be spent learning about the main sub-specialty areas of Urology. A series of 4 to 6 weeks long rotations will be organized in the following specialties: BPH/LUTS (4 weeks), Stone (4 weeks), Urologic Oncology (6 weeks), Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) (6 weeks), Reconstructive urology, prosthetics, and trauma (4 weeks). Each of these rotations will be staffed by a representative specialty faculty. The second 6 months will include a different agenda commensurate with your experience including increased autonomy with inpatient consults at St Paul University Hospital (2 days per week), outpatient clinics at Aston Ambulatory Care Clinic (2 days per week) and OR time at Zale University Hospital (1 day per week). The resident will not participate in call schedule at night or in week-end coverage.
The PA Resident will be expected to attend and actively participate in the following conferences:
a. Urology Grand Rounds: Weekly didactic clinical urology conference oriented toward physicians in training. This conference is attended by medical students, urology residents, fellows, physician assistants, and faculty. The PA Urology Resident will be expected to present at least 1 to 2 cases each year.
b. Urology Journal Club: the PA Urology Resident should attend this meeting and participates in the discussions related to assigned articles for the meeting.
c. Pre-op conference: the PA Urology Resident should attend this weekly conference which includes pre-operative case discussions, M&M monthly, and lectures given by faculty or visiting guests on Campbell’s textbook of Urology related-topics.
d. Annual Urology Department post-graduate course (Paul C. Peters Symposium) sponsored by Southwestern Medical School (January). The fellow will be sponsored by the department to attend.
Attendance at other meetings such as national AUA meeting, Baylor Urology symposium, State and National PA meetings will be funded upon specific requests.
Residents will have the opportunity to gain procedure skills including cystoscopy, prostate ultrasound and biopsy, complex catheter insertion, and first-assisting in a wide variety of robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgeries including prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, sacrocolpopexy, cystectomy, and pyeloplasty.
Admission to the program will be on a rolling basis with the initial program start date of January 2011. The interview process will be from September-December. The start date and interview process is flexible and may be adjusted if necessary.