Urology Residency Program
|The Urology Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical Center is a five-year teaching program (PGY-1 surgery internship plus PGY 2-5 of urology residency) that encompasses all phases of adult and pediatric urology, leading to American Board of Urology certification eligibility.
Two residents are accepted into the program each year. The Division of Urology is enrolled in the American Urological Association Residency Matching Program (AUARMP) and is accredited by ACGME Residency Review Committee.
How to Apply
Interviews are held from November to early December. A personal interview is required and applicants are contacted in writing regarding interviews.
Upon receipt of the written invitation for an interview, applicants are directed to contact our academic office to arrange an interview date.
If you have questions about the Urology Residency Program or if you would like further information, please feel free to email us or call our academic office.
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Resident Rotations—PGY 1 (internship), 2, 3, 4, 5 (Urology)
SURGERY INTERNSHIP (PGY-1): The prerequisites for the Urology ResidencyProgram will include one year of surgical internship through the Department of Surgery. The internship year comprises 7 months of Surgery (Renal Transplant, Surgical ICU, Surgical Oncology, Trauma, General Surgery); 3 months of urology; 2 months of Pathology and Radiology. Those accepted into the program must complete a pre-urology year in the Department of Surgery’s General Surgery Residency Program.
UROLOGY YEAR 1 (PGY-2): During this year, residents complete six-month rotation blocks at the VCU Medical Centerand the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). In addition, PGY-2 residents are trained in endoscopy, basic surgical techniques, and outpatient diagnostic procedures.
YEAR 2 (PGY-3): The major emphasis of the second year of urologic training is academic achievement as well as refinement of clinical decision-making, endoscopic, and surgical skills. During this year, residents complete a six-month rotation in comprehensive adult Urology at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Hospital. An additional six months is devoted to scholarly basic science and clinical resident research.
YEAR 3 (PGY-4): During this year, residents spend eight months at MCV Hospitals and three months with Virginia Urology, (a large private practice urology group in Richmond). Rotations provide a concentrated exposure to subspecialty areas of infertility, female urology and minimally invasive laparoscopic urology.
YEAR 4 (PGY-5): The major emphasis of the chief resident year of urologic training is mastery of surgical skills and clinical decision-making through operative experience and teaching. During this year, residents spend six-month rotations as the chief resident at MCV Hospitals and the McGuire Veterans Affairs Hospital
Resident Research Requirement
Throughout training, urologic residents participate actively in clinical research and spend dedicated time in our basic science labs during their research year.
Requirements: Residents are required to submit two abstracts per year and to complete one or more manuscripts for publication during residency training.
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Didactics: Required Conferences