Residents will rotate through two clinical services (SIU service and Springfield Clinic service) in 2-month (PGY-2&3/Uro-1&2 residents) and 3-month (PGY-4/Uro-3) intervals.
The SIU service is responsible for participating in cases/clinics and managing the patients of the SIU attending urologist. One day per week, the adjunct faculty are also covered by the SIU service. The areas of urology encompassed by the SIU service include:
- General Urology
- Minimally-Invasive Surgery (Conventional Laparoscopy, Robotic-assisted Laparoscopy and Endourology) Oncology
- Andrology/Male Infertility/Male Incontinence
The Springfield Clinic (SPC) service is responsible for participating in the care and management of the patients of the community urologist teaching panel. The areas of urology encompassed by the SPC service include:
- General Urology
- Minimally-Invasive Surgery (Conventional Laparoscopy, Robotic-assisted Laparoscopy, and Endourology) Oncology
- Female Urology
Rotation through these services exposes the residents to a variety of practice settings and to patients from two different referral bases. The resident will have dedicated time with the attending urologists in the outpatient clinic setting, will be assigned to perform initial hospital consultations, and will assist in the operating room. Assigned responsibilities will be commensurate with level of training and experience.
The Chief Residents (PGY-5/Uro-4) participate in clinics/surgical cases of their choosing. They manage the participants corresponding to the surgical cases in which they participate and are independent of the service rotations.
Example Two Service Model
- Uro-4 - Chief Resident-No Service Assignment
- Uro-3 - 3 mos/service; rotate attending for clinic
- Uro-2 - 2 mos/service; rotate attending for clinic
- Uro-1 - 2 mos/service; rotate attending for clinic