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Urology Residency Program

The Urology Residency Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) consists of two years of General Surgery with rotations tailored for ideal pre-urology training followed by four years of urology.

Persons with an interest and capacity for contributing to urologic surgery in an academic environment are sought and will be encouraged and supported.

The Department of Urology employs 21 full-time staff members at six separate clinical sites. All urologic subspecialties are represented, offering residents the chance to experience the entire breadth of urologic practice. The department also offers fellowships in urologic oncology, endourology, laparoscopy and robotics, and in pediatric urology.

Since the creation of the Department of Urology, research funding has increased 13-fold with the addition of a dedicated research director, numerous PhD faculty, and two large well-equipped basic science laboratories. Dedicated research time exists for each resident in the PGY-4 year.

Academic and scholarly pursuits of the residents are supported. The department provides each resident with a pair of operating loupes, an iPad® which can be used to access electronic resources including Campbell-Walsh Urology, as well as an embroidered UPMC Urology jacket. Residents who have papers accepted to national meetings are strongly encouraged to go and present their work with departmental sponsorship.

There are six da Vinci® Surgical Systems available to the residents, including one at the VA, and residents are given early exposure to the robot via a standardized robotic skills curriculum utilizing the robotic simulator.

A new curriculum has broadened education to all areas of urology and new conferences taught by experts in uroradiology and genitourinary pathology have been initiated.

We hope that you have a chance to browse our website and then visit our department to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for resident education. 

Stephen V. Jackman, MD
Program Director, Department of Urology

Joel B. Nelson, MD
Frederic N. Schwentker Professor
Chairman, Department of Urology

Additional Information

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator:
Terri Peitz
Kaufmann Medical Building, Suite 700
3471 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tel. 412-692-4091


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