The urology residency program at SIU provided me with comprehensive training in all aspects of urology. I am now working as a general urologist in a private practice in Rockford, Illinois. My preparation from SIU allows me to care for all adult and pediatric general urology needs, with a special interest in andrology. The smaller program at SIU offers a more personal experience and faculty can tailor their instruction for each resident. The diversity and volume of surgical cases during my residency was excellent. I performed many routine general urology cases allowing me to become efficient with them. I also handled more complex patients in all of the subspecialties within urology.
My family and I enjoyed living in Springfield. We appreciated the friendly neighbors, ease of getting around the city, and safe community that the smaller city had to offer. We were fortunate to have a wonderful group of residents during my time in the program. We supported one another and managed to have a lot of fun during a demanding training period.