The urology faculty are responsible for the education and training of medical students (undergraduates), residents and fellows.
As a division in the Department of Surgery. Urology shares the teaching of the surgery curriculum with seven other divisions: general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, otolaryngology, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, and plastic surgery.
The ten-week surgery clerkship is an integrated, multi-disciplinary clinical experience that introduces students to basic principles of surgery and related problems. Its curriculum is defined by learning objectives and encompasses inpatient-hospital and outpatient-office experiences.
During each half of the clerkship, students simultaneously evaluate and follow patients from four surgical disciplines.
Functioning as members of the patient-care team, they learn pre-operative and post-operative evaluation and management and participate in surgical procedures. Daily rounds and weekly seminars with faculty give students an opportunity to discuss patient problems in detail.
Faculty mentors provide students with regular feedback, advice and direction. A lecture and discussion series on critical problems is used to help students strengthen psychosocial skills. Classroom teaching and supervised ward practice help students acquire needed technical ward skills.
Elective courses in each major surgical specialty are available to seniors interested in acquiring additional knowledge and skills.
Urology Residency Program Coordinator
Tel: (217) 545-3262
Please feel free to contact our offices at the School of Medicine with any questions you may
have concerning the Urology Residency Program:
The SIU Urology Residency Program uses the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).