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Residency Program

The Division of Urology at the University of Missouri offers a fully accredited postgraduate residency training program focused on preparing physicians for their chosen career in either academic or community urology. A well-balanced training in both the techniques of genitourinary surgery and art of clinical practice is the foundation of this program.

We provide quality patient care in all aspects of urology, including oncology, pediatrics, laparoscopy, endourology and stone disease, female urology, reconstruction, renal transplant, infertility and general urology. In addition, the Urology Division strives to create an environment of scientific curiosity, development and discussion.

Effective in 2009, the Urology Residency Program is a five year program including a one year General Surgery internship and four years of Urology. Effective June 9, 2010 the Division of Urology received "Continued Accreditation" status (5-year cycle) from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We are approved for eight residents, filled through the American Urologic Association Office of Education match. Matched residents must also register separately with the NRMP to be able to list University of Missouri-Columbia as their institution of choice for general surgery. Following satisfactory completion of this core training in General Surgery, resident physicians will begin four years of formal Urology training.

Our resident training program is structured through three hospitals, the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics (UH), Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Administration Hospital (VA). Residents will alternate through the University service (UH + WCH) and the VA service depending on their year of training. Outlying clinics are also covered in Macon and Hermann.

The residency handbook describes many of the policies and procedures for the University of Missouri Columbia residency as well as the expectations for successful completion of the program. It will be updated annually. Any questions and concerns can be directed to Dr. Mark Wakefield, Division of Urology, One Hospital Drive Room M562, Columbia, MO 65212, Telephone (573) 882-1151, Fax (573) 884-7453.

The residency program director is Mark Wakefield, M.D. – 1-866-783-7968 toll free or (573) 882-1151. The residency program coordinator is Mr. Kelly Bethel (573)-882-1151 or (573) 882-3081.

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