Goals and Objectives
The urology program is designed to provide an educational experience in the prevention of urologic disease, the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of urologic abnormalities, reconstruction in neoplastic disease, and correction of deformities and injuries. The clinical experience provides exposure to all genitourinary diseases and conditions encountered in urologic practice. The actual hands-on experience is completely supervised and supplemented by an extensive didactic program that involves conferences that supplement clinical care, provide basic science exposure, and provide a comprehensive understanding of urologic disease processes. Resident clinical education and didactic education is further supplemented by surgical skills labs and the new Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) where repetitive processes can be practiced effectively. Attention is directed at incorporating patient care education, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement of personal communication skills, professionalism, and system-based practices into a combined curriculum. Weekly didactic sessions run 5 hours with mandatory attendance by residents and faculty.
The experience provided to residents in our program combine inpatient and ambulatory care at all facilities and is based on a graded system where a junior resident begins to learn basic endoscopic procedures such as cystoscopy, urethroscopy, uncomplicated urethroscopy and complicated minor and major surgery with gradation of experiences to the level of chief resident