The urology residency is a five-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program. The program currently accepts two residents per year.
- Original accreditation date: March 6, 1972
- Full accreditation effective: Dec. 2, 2011
- Complement increase to two residents per year approved: April 29, 2019
- Self Study date: Dec. 1, 2021
- Current status: Continued accreditation
The urology staff includes 10 full-time faculty members with fellowship training in the following specialties:
- Urologic oncology
- Endourology/minimally invasive surgery
- Pediatric urology
- Genitourinary reconstructive surgery
Resident training includes a varied and balanced experience of surgical cases with a broad educational curriculum. Residents will have the opportunity to train in new minimally invasive procedures, laparoscopic surgery, robotic procedures, microsurgery, brachytherapy and cryoablation.
The clinical caseload is divided among various rotations. Residents are assigned to oncology, endourology, ambulatory, pediatric urology and male reconstruction rotations.
Didactic curriculum and clinical conferences
- Journal club
- MEND lecture series
- Quality improvement conference
- Imaging conference
- Patient management conference
- Oral board review conference
- Campbell chapters/self-directed learning
- Multidisciplinary oncology conference
- Multidisciplinary pediatric tumor board
- Resident research curriculum
- General surgery grand rounds
- Robotic simulation curriculum
- Laparoscopic simulation training
- Microsurgery training
- Suture lab
- Standardized patient experiences
Continuity of care is an important aspect of our program. Therefore, residents spend dedicated time in the clinic to ensure longitudinal care of surgical patients as well as enable them to gain proficiency in managing clinic patients and office-based procedures.
Upon completion of the urology residency program, graduating chiefs are qualified to practice the full spectrum of urology and have an excellent operative experience and knowledge base to qualify for certification examination by the American Board of Urology.