Urology Residency Training Program

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

The Department of Urology strives to maintain a well-rounded program of resident education to best prepare our graduates for challenging careers in both academically and clinically oriented Urological practice. The Department is committed to providing residents with an educational and training experience as defined by the American Board of Urology, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Urology.

The residency program encompasses:

  • Education in the basic sciences
  • Training in cognitive and technical skills
  • Development of clinical knowledge
  • Acquisition of surgical judgment

Expectation of residents are that they function as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team in which there is evidence of mutual respect and cooperation among all personnel, empathy, understanding, compassion, integrity and honesty in dealings with patients and families, and an unequivocal demonstration of a willingness and desire for continuing education and self improvement.

The Department of Urology faculty take an active role in medical education at all levels. Faculty members organize and participate in medical student education, teaching rounds, resident conferences, and continuing education programs. Methods of resident instruction, supervision, and evaluation are appraised on a continuing basis. Resident feedback is obtained both formally, at the time of the biannual evaluations, and informally throughout the year. Ongoing evaluation of the program has led to program adjustments that have resulted in continuity of care, increased opportunities for research development, and opportunities to participate in procedures involving new technology.

The major strengths of the department at the University of Rochester lie in the following subspecialty areas:

Residents receive certification in ESWL and also learn techniques such as laparoscopic surgery, microsurgery and the use of prosthetics, lasers and robotic equipment in urologic surgery.

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Did You Know…

The Department of Urology is enrolled in the American Urological Association Residency Matching Program (AUARMP) for all PGY-2 positions. Applications are accepted from enrollees in the AUARMP who are graduates of approved medical schools and who will have satisfactorily completed the first year of postgraduate training in an accredited surgical residency program. Applicants complete the PGY-1 training in the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester.

Read a message from the chairman, Dr. Edward M. Messing.

Read a brief history of the Department of Urology.

Application for residency in the Department of Urology.
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