UPMC Medical Education Program in Urology
Two and Four year program with dedicated general surgery rotations appropriate to urology, and eight months of research; alternating three and four residents per year, with dedicated research time in the fourth year.
Full 10-year accreditation through 2021.
The educational goal of the urology residency program is to train the best physicians to become the best urologists. This goal is met through three objectives:
Coordination with the Surgery Department at UPMC has allowed us to structure a pre-urology program that is maximally appropriate for later urologic training.
Typical rotations during the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years include:
High case volume in major urologic procedures ensures outstanding surgical training at UPMC.
Residents graduating in 2011 were at or above the 90th percentile for all oncologic cases, including laparoscopic and robotic, done as primary surgeon during their residency. In general, they exceeded the minimum number of all other required index cases by about double.
Other major cases over the 50th percentile include:
Multiple activities are specifically designed for resident education. Conferences for Urology residents at UPMC include:
The educational program is designed to cover the breadth of urology over a 2-year time period and then repeat so each resident is exposed to each topic as both a junior and senior level resident. When possible, topics are coordinated between Pathology, Radiology, and Campbell's C lub conferences. The topics include:
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