Goals and Objectives

Urology Residency

The goal of this residency program is to produce the best trained urologists capable of delivering safe, effective and quality care to their patients in a compassionate and caring manner through their high levels of cognitive and technical skills. The curriculum is designed towards mastery of urological technical skills backed by the highest levels of cognitive ability influenced by latest scientific evidence. The program also provides opportunity for leadership development and scholarly excellence.

The overall goals and objectives of this program will be accomplished in a graduated fashion through a five year residency. The first year includes six months of surgery (including one month of trauma, one month of surgery critical care and one month of vascular surgery). The remaining six months include interventional radiology, anesthesiology, nephrology and urology. The remaining four years of the residency program focus urology and pediatric urology. The goals will be accomplished using the six core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvements, professionalism and system-based practice.

By the completion of the program, the resident should:

  • Be capable of evaluating and managing patients with a wide range of urological problems from the preoperative clinical through surgical and postoperative phases of disease
  • Have a basic understanding of the pathophysiological basis and natural history of benign and malignant urological disease states
  • Show proficiency in differential diagnosis and interpretation of laboratory and imaging data
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of urological disease and it’s systematic application to the clinical situation
  • Achieve a working knowledge of the urological subspecialties and communicating with other medical specialties
  • Be familiar with current urological literature and apply up to date knowledge in management of urological disorders
  • Develop clinical judgement and surgical skills necessary to practice as a competent urological surgeon and to teaching the principles of patient management to junior residents and students
  • Acquire the level of knowledge and technical skills necessary to successfully pass the American Board of Surgery examination