Educational Activities

The Urology department is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and urology residents.

Medical students rotate through the department for 2-4 weeks and learn from department staff about a wide range of urological issues including in-depth discussions on adult urology.

Three candidates a year are accepted into the departments Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program and as of July 1, 2016: this appointment is contingent upon successful passage of all pre-employment procedures including mandatory drug screening. The residency encompasses the entire breadth of urology and is a 5 year training program with the first year spent in the general surgery department. Urology residents receive gradually increasing responsibility each year and participate in adult urological care in two hospitals, the VAExternal Icon and University Hospital.

The clinical and surgical experience is enhanced through:

  • Didactic and seminar programs by department and local faculty
  • Visiting faculty presentations
  • Clinical presentations
  • Weekly Grand Rounds including Urology/Radiology conferences
  • Monthly Morbidity & Mortality conference
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Weekly Campbell's club meetings

Resident educational opportunities are further enhanced by collaboration with colleagues. We continue to work with other training programs and share resources in our individual areas of excellence.

Graduation from the residency program is conditional upon satisfactory completion of the required experiences and certification in the six clinical competencies as described by the Council on Graduate Medical Education and published by the ACGMEExternal Icon.

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