Program Components

Staffing

  • FTE Tenure track, Assistant/Associate/Professor of Urology with subspecialty expertise in Female/Reconstructive and Neurourology; Director of the Female/Reconstructive Urology Program
  • FTE Tenure track, Assistant Professor of Urology
  • FTE Female/Reconstructive Urology Fellow
  • FTE House staff officer (PGY-4)
  • FTE Physician Assistant
  • Urodynamics/Radiology Technician
  • Clinic Support Staff

Equipment

Approximately $435,000 for new clinic equipment to include:

  • Video Urodynamics with C-Arm and Fluroscopic Examining Table
  • Cystoscopy equipment
  • Ultrasound
  • Office/Clinic furniture

OR Block Time

Each physician in the female urology program will be allocated two full days per week

Timeline

The Department of Urology has secured a commitment of space, personnel and equipment to begin this program in Q1 CY2008 with the expectation the program will be fully established within two to three years. The major milestones for each year of program development are as follows:

Year 1: Recruit Personnel & Initiate Program

  • Acquire equipment and remodel clinic space
  • Hire program director and clinical personnel
  • Establish clinical service at AGH

Year 2: Complete Program Build

  • Hire Assistant Professor of Urology with subspecialty expertise in Female/Reconstructive Urology
  • Establishment of Female/Reconstructive Urology Fellowship Program
  • Clinical and basic science research

Year 3: Establish Division Status

  • Programmatic integration with Women’s Health Center at Shands AGH
  • Develop a multidisciplinary approach to female incontinence in collaboration with other UF departments and institutes.

Work Environment

The Female/Reconstructive Urology Program will be housed in 1,500 sq. ft. of newly-remodeled clinic/office space at Ayers Medical Plaza, Shands AGH. Shands AGH is a full-service, not-for-profit hospital offering a wide range of medical services and programs including maternal/child services, Level II neonatal intensive care unit, critical care services, 24-hour emergency care, heart care center, cardiac rehabilitation program, oncology care. Surgery will be performed in the on-site Ayers Surgery Center or across the street at Shands AGH. Shands AGH is located just minutes from the University of Florida’s Health Science Center.

Location

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is located in North Central Florida midway between the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The area is known for its natural beauty with its stately live oaks and many springs, lakes, and rivers. There are a number of parks in Gainesville and the surrounding area where residents and their families can enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, bicycling, camping, and other sports. The climate encourages outdoor activities throughout the year. Gainesville offers the excitement of a large city with the convenience of a small town. Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the University. The population of Gainesville is approximately 111,000 with a surrounding population of 220,000. The city offers a diverse cultural environment, excellent public schools, and a low cost of living, which makes Gainesville an attractive and affordable place to live. Gainesville was recently ranked the #1 place to live in the United States in Cities Ranked & Rated, 2nd Edition written by Bert Sperling and Peter Sander.