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Welcome to visiting students who are interested in a career in Surgical Urology

The Urology Program will design an experience for the visiting student based on their particular career interest, whether robotic, open, or pediatric.

We offer the opportunity to interview for the match during your month-long visit with us. In addition to working with the VCU School of Medicine please contact us directly to ensure a more streamlined application process.

We encourage you to find out what we can offer. Email

Education | Residency Program

The Urology Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical Center is a five-year (PGY-1 surgery internship plus PGY 2-5 of urology residency) teaching program 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

Applications to the Urology Residency Program should be submitted through:

The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

All applications to the Urology Residency Program
should be received NO LATER than OCTOBER 1

residentInterviews 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.

»» Benefits & Salary (GME 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.urology conferenceThe 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 Center and 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

photoThroughout 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.

Learn more about our research and awards

Didactics:  Required Conferences

Academic Calendar (December 2014)

Conference Frequency
Urology weekly
Urology—RadOnc, HemOnc, Multi-disciplinary monthly
Bladder Physiology Basic Science
(research residents only)
VA GU Spinal Cord Conference weekly
SASP and Pediatric Uro-Radiology Conference monthly
Uro-Dynamics/Peds monthly
Campbell's Review / AUA Updates weekly
Resident Presentation monthly
Journal Club monthly
Uro-Pathology monthly
Uro-Radiology quarterly
Quality Assurance monthly

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