BackTable / Urology / Podcast / Episode #136
Exploring Career Paths: SUO Fellowship Experiences
with Dr. Todd Morgan, Dr. Philip Kim, and Dr. Kristen Scarpato
This week on BackTable Urology, Dr. Kristen Scarpato (Vanderbilt University), Dr. Todd Morgan (University of Michigan), and Dr. Philip Kim (Kaiser Permanente) discuss their urologic oncology fellowship experiences, the importance of mentorship, and work-life balance as urologists.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2023, November 10). Ep. 136 – Exploring Career Paths: SUO Fellowship Experiences [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Todd Morgan
Dr. Todd Morgan is the chief of urologic oncology at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Philip Kim
Dr. Phillip Kim is a robotic surgery and minimally invasive urologic oncology fellow with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Kristen Scarpato
Dr. Kristen Scarpato is an associate professor of urology and residency program directory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
First the doctors discuss the changing landscape of urologic oncology fellowships and the favorable job market for those graduating from residency. They also share how their experiences in residency and mentorship from esteemed urology professionals shaped their paths towards urologic oncology. Additionally, they discuss the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) Clinical Trials Consortium and its role in providing education and resources to fellows. Benefits of joining an SUO fellowship program include the ability to participate in clinical trials and gain mentorship opportunities.
Finally, the doctors examine the reality of balancing early career work and family responsibilities. They analyze the effect of burnout on our work-life balance and the different stages of career and family life. They conclude the episode by emphasizing the importance of intentionality in both aspects of their lives.
SUO Clinical Trials Consortium
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