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Curriculum

Amy Pearlman, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Men's Health, is the primary faculty for this fellowship. Dr. Pearlman specializes in Men's Health, Urologic Prosthetics, and Male Genitourinary Reconstruction.

Fellowship Curriculum

The PA Fellow, after demonstrating competency and under the guidance, supervision, and discretion of the supervising physician, will perform clinical, surgical, teaching, education, and research activities including but not limited to the following:

  • Exercises clinical competency and expertise in the area of men’s health. 
  • Evaluates, assesses, diagnoses, and treats common men’s health conditions including: 

-Benign prostatic hyperplasia
-Erectile dysfunction
-Peyronie’s disease
-Ejaculatory/orgasmic dysfunction
-Testicular pain
-Stress urinary incontinence
-Overactive bladder
-Testosterone deficiency
-Buried penis
-Urethral stricture disease

  • Collaboratively coordinates the continuum of care across settings.
  • Develops patient care plan based on patient condition, age, and psychological, educational, and socioeconomic conditions that prescribes treatments to attain expected outcomes.
  • Promotes health maintenance that spans the continuum of health from outpatient to inpatient settings and back to the home care arena.
  • Prescribes, dispenses or delivers medication.
  • Collaborates and integrates contributions of patients and families into multidisciplinary patient care plan.
  • Serves in a consultative resource capacity to other divisions, the department, and the community as needed.
  • Participates in the performance of in-office procedures including, but not limited to:

-Intralesional injections for the treatment of Peyronie’s disease
-Intracavernosal injections for erectile dysfunction
-Cystoscopy
-Transrectal ultrasound measurement of prostate
-Retrograde urethrogram
-Spermatic cord block

  • Participates in surgical cases performed in the operating room and/or department procedure suite as first or second assist.
  • Learns indications for surgical intervention and necessary preoperative evaluation and workup.
  • Learns how to perform preoperative patient preparation and intraoperative medical device and surgical field/room set up.
  • Provides care, instruction, guidance to patients post-operatively while in the hospital and once discharged.
  • Participates in development and implementation of QA/QI and research programs and initiatives.
  • Participate in twice monthly research meetings.  Updates the group on project progress.
  • Serves as co-investigator on men’s health and sexual health-related projects, participate in the formulation of research questions and in the writing of research proposals and grants as well as assist in prospectively enrolling patients in pertinent studies.
  • Prepare and submit research papers, manuscripts and/or abstracts for presentation at the AUA annual meeting, the North Central Section AUA annual meeting, or the Sexual Medicine Society of North America annual meetings. 
  • Participates in regularly scheduled departmental didactic conferences, hospital and statewide based conferences, webinars and health fairs. 
  • Participates in the teaching and education of PA students enrolled in the two-week men’s health elective. 
  • Provides education to external agencies, community and other health professionals.
  • Assumes responsibility for administrative activities and special projects as assigned.

Monthly Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1 Research OR Clinic OR OR
Week 2 OR Research Clinic OR OR
Week 3 OR OR Clinic Research OR
Week 4 OR OR Clinic Research OR

 

 

 

 


PA Fellowship Contacts

Program Director:  Amy Pearlman, MD
Program Coordinator: Theresa Lent

Phone: 319-353-8939

Mailing Address:
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Department of Urology
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1089