The educational philosophy of the Urology residency program is to train residents to have the best surgical hands while they provide compassionate patient care, be the best version of themselves, and be leaders in the field.

The goals for our educational training are:

  • To provide innovative teaching methods in a supportive learning environment with effective mentorship. This results in a comprehensive program in clinical education in all the urologic specialties, research training, academic development, as well as health care leadership.
  • To provide personalized teaching that allows residents to thrive in their surgical training. Our hands-on surgical training is remarkable. We have a medium- to large-size volume practice. Our main guiding principle is to individualize and personalize surgical training for each resident, as a blanket way of teaching does not fit everyone’s learning style. We incorporate new technology into learning and teaching surgical techniques.
  • To provide robust educational and research conferences to enhance the urological training experience. Our learning didactics include conferences covering AUA core curriculum, case presentations with imaging, Boot Camp on practical topics, surgical skills dry lab, endoscopy training lab, laparoscopic training wet lab, robotic simulation, and journal reviews.

Our individualized and self-reflective surgical education program not only allows residents to steadily build their operating room confidence and performance, but also to thrive in residency.

Our residents build confidence as they tackle challenging cases with junior residents and our medical students in a supportive environment. The program prepares residents well for academic or private, independent practice after they graduate from our program.