Thomas Jefferson University

Urology Residency Training Program

The Urology Residency at Jefferson is a five year training program well suited to prepare a trainee for either fellowship or private practice. The first year is a combination of general surgery and exposure to urology.  During PGY 2 through 5, residents will gain in-depth exposure to general urology and a wide breath of urology sub-specialties. Sub-specialties represented by Jefferson faculty include oncology, endourology, neurologic urology, pediatrics, infertility, male reconstruction and female pelvic reconstruction. Throughout their rotations, residents have the opportunity to learn in a variety of clinical settings, including a large academic hospital, a dedicated pediatric hospital, a community hospital, and a private practice setting.

Resident Rotation Schedule

YEAR 1

Urology - 4 months
General Surgery - 8 months

YEAR 2

Methodist Hospital (Jefferson-affiliated community hospital) – 4 months
Jefferson Endourology/MIS Service – 4 months
Nemours DuPont Pediatric Hospital – 2 months
Night float – 2 months

YEAR 3

Jefferson Oncology Service – 4 months
Jefferson Endourology/MIS Service – 3 months
Jefferson Reconstruction Service – 4 months
Night float – 1 month

YEAR 4

Jefferson Junior Chief – 4 months
Bryn Mawr Hospital (private practice) – 4 months
Nemours DuPont Pediatric Hospital – 4 months

YEAR 5

Jefferson Oncology Chief – 4 months
Jefferson Endourology/MIS Chief – 4 months
Jefferson Reconstruction Chief – 4 months

Travel

The residents will receive compensation for the registration and travel expenses for conferences at which they are presenting original research.

Conferences

The Department of Urology has designed both didactic and group participation conferences to enhance and encourage resident education. Conferences held  include:

  • Pre-operative Conference (weekly)
  • Residents Didactic Conference (weekly)
  • Kimmel Cancer Center – Genitourinary Multidisciplinary Pathology and Management Conference (weekly)
  • Clinical Research Protocol Conference (twice a month)
  • Prostate Cancer Lecture Series (monthly)
  • Prostate Cancer Working Group (Basic Science Conference) (monthly)
  • Journal Club (monthly September to June)
  • Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Teaching Rounds (weekly)
  • AI Dupont Visiting Professor in Pediatric Urology (annual)
  • David M. Davis Visiting Professor (annual)

Other meetings that residents and students can participate in include the weekly Renal Transplantation Conference and a variety of Kimmel Cancer Center basic science and Grand Rounds programs.