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Endourology Stones Fellowship

IU School of Medicine Department of Urology offers a two-year fellowship in stone disease at IU Health Methodist Hospital. The fellowship provides extensive clinical and research experience in all aspects of kidney stone disease. The fellowship also provides extensive training in the area of Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP).

Two fellows are matched each year, for a total of four fellows in the program at a time. The fellows rotate with Dr. James Lingeman and Dr. Amy Krambeck. The fellowship is open to urologists who have completed residency training, and the program is organized and approved by the Endourology Society. Find details and application forms through the Endourology Society.

First-Year Curriculum

The first year of this fellowship program is dedicated to mastery of the basic skills of endourology. During the first year, fellows rotate with either Dr. Lingeman or Dr. Krambeck for three month blocks, so at the end of one year, each fellow has spent six months of dedicated time with the two directors.

During this time, the fellow is allotted one research day a week, one clinic day and three operative days. Call is one weekend a month as Chief Call aiding the junior resident with a staff member as backup.

Second-Year Currciulum

During the second the year, fellows have more dedicated block research time (2-3 days a week) and independent operating room time. Time in the operating room is as a junior staff member performing procedures independently with staff as backup.

Fellows are expected to participate in a basic science project; the background for the project should be developed in year one. The fellow also takes staff call during the second year, which is approximately one day every ten with one weekend every two months.

Teaching Faculty

Urology department teaching faculty who participate in the endourology stones fellowship program: Dr. James Lingeman and Dr. Amy Krambeck.