Department of Urology: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine
Education

Education Resources/Community Physicians



Course Information

For information about registering for the Mini-Fellowship program, please contact:

Cynthia Shell,
Education Coordinator

Tel: 714-456-5371
E-mail: cshell@uci.edu

Courses

Mini-Fellowships

Minimally Invasive Mini-Fellowship Training Program


For Postgraduate Urologic Surgeons

Department of Urology, Grand Rounds Weekly Conference

Date: Each Monday (except holidays)
Time: 5:15 – 7:00 pm
Location: Department of Urology
The City Tower Building
333 City Blvd. W., Suite 2100
Orange, CA
Contact: Doug Skarecky
Tel: 714-456-6744
E-mail: dwskarec@uci.edu
Tuition: No fee
CME Credit: 1-per hour of attendance, AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Department of Urology, Mini-Fellowship Training Program - Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery
This 5-day training program comprises distinct minimally invasive surgery teaching modules including, ureteroscopy/percutaneous urolithiasis surgery; needle ablative cryotherapy of renal tumors via laparoscopic or percutaneous access; laparoscopic and robotic renal surgery; KTP laser therapy for the enlarged prostate; and robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy and certification on the da Vinci robot.

Date: On-going, call for schedule and registration form
Location: UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Contact: Cynthia Shell
Tel: 714-456-5371
E-mail: cshell@uci.edu
CME Credit: 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

UC Irvine Surgical Education Center
The University of California, Irvine is one of several institutions in the nation to be awarded a Level I comprehensive Accredited Educational Institute (AEI) designation by the American College of Surgeons, and the first center in California to receive accreditation. The surgery education center at UC Irvine Medical Center received this recognition in 2006 for its multi-disciplinary, comprehensive training programs, providing the highest quality surgical education to our community surgeons, medical students, residents, allied health professionals and other members of the surgical team. The center has been reaccredited through June 2012. The center offers training in minimally invasive surgical techniques, robotic surgery training and certification, and training on many simulator models and pelvic trainers. In January 2010, a fresh tissue laboratory opened, allowing us to offer the only training center of its kind in California and one of only a few in the United States.

Date: On-going, call for schedule and application
Location: UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA
Contact: Cynthia Shell
Tel: 714-456-5371
E-mail: cshell@uci.edu
Web Site: http://www.SurgicalEdCenter.uci.edu (updated)


Additional Special Programs

Orange County High School Outreach

  • Bimonthly event, 20 students per high school
  • 63 Orange County high schools

The High School Outreach program is a half-day program in which 20 juniors and seniors receive interactive, hands-on experience with the latest technological advances in minimally invasive surgery in the UC Irvine Surgical Education Center. The students also have an opportunity to meet and discuss career pathways with surgeons, residents and medical students.

Date: ongoing - call for schedule
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 pm (lunch is included)
Location: UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive S.
Orange, CA
Program Director: Jaime Landman, MD
Contact: Doug Skarecky
Tel: 714-456-6744
E-mail: dwskarec@uci.edu


High School Summer Surgery Program

  • 20 students per program
  • Summer program, 3 sessions
  • Exposure to surgical skills and surgical techniques
  • Education about the latest surgical technology and virtual reality simulators
  • Collaboration with world-class surgeons

This two-week program combines didactic lectures given by distinguished UC Irvine faculty members, hands-on laboratory workshops in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery and live case observation in the operating room, providing a first-rate exposure to the field of surgery.

Date: 2013
Session 1: June 17-28
Session 2: July 1-12
Session 3: July 15-26 (have the option of room and board)
Location: UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive S.
Orange, CA
Program Director: Jaime Landman, MD
Contact: Kate Bergin
Tel: 714-456-3429
E-mail: kbergin@uci.edu
Website: http://www.urology.uci.edu/education_summersurgery.shtml


High School Summer Premed Program

  • 40 students per session
  • Summer program, 3 sessions
  • School of Medicine faculty lectures, hands-on training
  • UC Irvine Simulation Center & Surgical Education Center

This is a two-week program designed to foster the interest of high school students in medical careers and demonstrate what it’s like to be a medical student. The program combines didactic lectures given by faculty members and hands-on workshops providing exposure to the medical field.

Date: 2013
Session 1: June 17-28
Session 2: July 1-12
Session 3: July 15-26 (have the option of room and board)
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 pm (lunch is included)
Location: UC Irvine – main campus
Irvine, CA
Program Director: Behnoosh Afghani, MD
Contact: Molly Blair
Tel: 714-456-6719
E-mail: mcblair@uci.edu
Website: http://www.som.uci.edu/summerpremed/index.asp


National Middle School Exchange Program
“Doctors for a Day”

  • u 4-day event, August
  • 11 students - Brooklyn, NY
  • 11 students - Boys & Girls Club, Anaheim, CA

This program is a collaboration between UC Irvine, FAMIS, Beginning with Children Foundation of Brooklyn, and the Boys & Girls Club of Anaheim. Eleven students from the Beginning with Children Charter School in New York City are partnered with 11 children from the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim for a four-day educational program. The program includes lectures and laboratory experiences designed to challenge and stimulate the children to think about science and minimally invasive surgery. There are hands-on learning sessions in the surgical education center (da Vinci robot, laparoscopic trainer and virtual reality laparoscopic simulator) and workshops on open suturing, vital signs and ultrasound.

Date: August
Time: 9:30 – 1:00 pm (lunch is included)
Location: UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Drive S.
Orange, CA
Program Director: Jaime Landman, MD
Contact: Doug Skarecky
Tel: 714-456-6744
E-mail: dwskarec@uci.edu