Urology Residency Overview

Residents are the core of our rapidly-growing, ACGME-accredited urology program, which provides trainees with excellent clinical and academic skills.

Our newly-modified, six-year curriculum includes:

  • one year of general surgery
  • one year of research (non-accredited)
  • four years of urology

Training in Urology

During the first year of residency, trainees will rotate through general surgery specialties comprising trauma, colorectal, vascular, transplant, SICU and pediatric surgery. Residents will engage in hands-on training, learning and integrating open, endoscopic, and laparoscopic surgical skills as preparation for urologic training.

During the first urologic year (PGY2), residents will become acquainted with several basic procedures and be provided with an introduction into general urology, urologic oncology, urologic trauma and pediatric urology through University Hospitals Urology Institute. As a PGY3, residents are introduced advanced practice procedures. Additionally, trainees will expand their experience in general and oncologic urology, engage in a dedicated pediatric urology rotation and complete a two-month rotation at the Cleveland Clinic in oncologic and reconstructive urology. The PGY4 year is dedicated to research. Residents perform their own research as well as participate in a research methodology curriculum through UH Urology Institute’s Center for Research and Innovation. Our PGY5 year includes rotations at UH Cleveland Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic, primarily on oncology, reconstructive and female urology services.

During the final residency year, PGY6s will serve as chief residents, act as surgeons on all major cases and run their own clinic at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. By the end of residency training, trainees will be proficient in all aspects of medical and surgical management of urologic oncology, erectile dysfunction, infertility, female urology, incontinence, pelvic prolapse and pediatric urology.

Successful Careers in Urology

Graduates from our urology residency program have a broad exposure to various patient populations and hospital settings, including one of the top five children’s hospitals in the country, which makes our residents highly competitive within the field of urology. They also have the support of our former alumni, who are leaders in their respective fields of urologic oncology, pediatric urology, female/reconstructive urology, neurourology, infertility/erectile dysfunction, endourology, and laparoscopy and robotic-assisted laparoscopy.

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