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Pediatric Fellowship

The Pediatric Urology Fellowship at UTHSC is one of a handful of programs in the United States accredited to train a Pediatric Urology Fellow.

This two-year fellowship involves access to several thousand clinic visits and surgical cases per year. All patients are cared for by a team of staff physicians and two residents. In addition to this active clinical environment, scholarly activities and research opportunities are provided and encouraged.


Our fellowship program participates in the official Pediatric Urology Fellowship Match Program, which is administered by the Society for Pediatric Urology (SPU) in conjunction with the American Urological Association. All applicants must register for the match program.

The application process and timeline for pediatric urology fellowships is found on the Society for Pediatric Urology website.

Our program requires that applicants complete the Universal Application.

In addition to the Universal Application, we require the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation (3) – preferably 2 from pediatric urologists, and 1 from the applicants residency program director
  • Personal statement

We host applicants for interviews during the spring. We make every attempt to be very flexible with our interviews in order to accommodate applicants’ busy schedules. Once we receive a complete application, applicants are contacted to arrange for interviews.

About the Fellowship

Meet Our Coordinator

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Saundra Pirtle, MPS
Pediatric Urology Fellowship Coordinator

Born in Memphis, but raised all over the world due to her parents being in two different branches of the military. Saundra received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and a Masters of Professional Studies with a concentration in Human Resource Leadership from the University of Memphis. She enjoys traveling, reading, and running her small business. She joined the College of Graduate Medical Education where she manages three fellowship programs: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Pediatric Urology.

Why Memphis?

riverboat on the Mississippi RiverMemphis is a city like no other. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is where starving actor Danny Thomas built a children’s hospital (St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%); Fred Smith started a small delivery service (FedEx now generates $60 billion dollars a year); the King of Rock ‘n Roll chose to live (Elvis’ Graceland sees 600,000+ visitors each year); and where you’ll find USA Today’s most iconic street (Beale Street has attracted fans from all over the world since the 1860s).

More city points of pride:

Memphis has been the inspiration for over 1,000 songs. We’re pretty proud of our town and think once you experience Memphis, you will be, too.

Last Published: Jun 21, 2018