The urology residency is a five-year program with the first year being a prerequisite year of general surgery. The program currently accepts one resident per year.
Status of program
- Full accreditation effective: Dec. 2, 2011
- Next anticipated review date: Dec. 1, 2021
The urology staff includes seven full-time faculty members with specialties that include:
- Urologic oncology
- Robotic surgery
- Pediatric urology
- Ambulatory urology
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Female pelvic floor reconstruction
Training includes a varied and balanced incidence of surgical cases with a broad educational experience. Residents will have the opportunity to train in new minimally invasive procedures, robotic surgery, transplant surgery, and cryoablation.
The clinical caseload is divided among different ambulatory rotations. Residents will be assigned to oncology, endourololgy/laparoscopic, ambulatory, pediatric and female pelvic floor rotations. There are weekly didactic and clinical conferences, including quality improvement, imaging QI, pathology, review of OR cases, lectures by attending staff, and journal club. Once a month residents participate along with one attending physician in medical director quality rounds.
Continuity of care is very important and residents will have scheduled time to see patients in follow up after surgical procedures and hospitalization.
Residents are assigned to faculty mentors for six-month intervals during the entire four years in urology. These mentors are available at all times to assist the residents in any problems and to guide them.
Upon completion of the program graduating chief residents are qualified to practice the full spectrum of urology and have adequate operative experience and knowledge to qualify for the certification examination by the American Board of Urology.