Urology Residency Curriculum
The mission of NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s Urology Residency is to train well-rounded physicians who are prepared to enter careers in the area of their choosing: fellowship, academics, private practice, or research.
Our residency is devoted to educating urologists of the highest quality. Through a dynamic five-year curriculum that combines hands-on clinical training, didactics and conferences, and clinical and basic research, we ensure residents are capable of delivering the best care to patients and that they are prepared to become leaders in the field.
Urology Residency program aims include the following:
- educate residents to reach competency-based goals and objectives for each assignment at each level; provide regularly scheduled didactic sessions; delineate resident responsibilities for patient care, progressive responsibility for patient management, and supervision of residents over the continuum of the program; and meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies
- prepare residents to provide comprehensive care for urologic patients—including mastering surgical skills—that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health
- educate residents in the established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, and social behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care in the field of urology
- teach residents to investigate and evaluate their care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and lifelong learning
- train residents in interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and health professionals
- instill in residents a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles
- train residents to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of healthcare, as well as to call effectively on other resources in the system to provide optimal healthcare
The Urology Residency provides a rigorous learning environment that readies residents for the American Board of Urology examination. Our ultimate goal is to prepare urologists for success by teaching them the ability to think critically, act collaboratively, and thrive in the challenging environment of urology.
Our residents obtain valuable clinical experience with diverse patient populations at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.
Residents rotate through the following areas:
- adult urology
- adult urology (advanced endourology and reconstruction)
- adult urology (infertility and sexual dysfunction)
- adult urology (voiding dysfunction and urologic oncology)
- ambulatory urology
- colorectal surgery
- general surgery
- inpatient urology (consults and endourology)
- pediatric urology
- plastic surgery
- radiology/interventional radiology
- surgery critical care/surgical intensive care unit
- vascular surgery
In postgraduate year 5 (PGY-5), residents rotate as urology chief resident for 12 months. The chief resident year involves an individualized learning plan in which chiefs gain experience in all subspecialties of urology, and which reflects each resident’s training up to that point as well as their future career goals.
Residents attend a range of conferences and didactics to ensure they receive a comprehensive education. These include the following:
- urology core curriculum conference
- urology grand rounds
- urology journal club
- urology tumor board
- urology morbidity and mortality conference
- urology contiguous quality improvement committee
- uro-radiology conference
- uro-pathology conference
- urology research meeting
- Urology NCCN Guidelines Conference
- Urology AUA Updates Conference
- urology faculty practice quality assurance meeting
- simulation labs
- surgical skills lab
- core competency lecture series
- annual urology symposium and resident abstract competition
- annual NYU Long Island School of Medicine House Staff Research Day
The urology core curriculum conference and urology grand rounds take place every Monday and Friday mornings.