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Residency Program questions
The Department of Urology and its members are dedicated to resident education, mentoring and training.
The first four months of this year are spent as Chief Resident on the Kerr Service, overseeing the care of patients and supervising the junior residents and serving as the administrative resident. During this time trainees are the operating surgeons for most procedures, developing advanced skills in open, endoscopic and female urologic surgery.
By the end of the four-month rotation, residents are expected to be proficient in the following:Patient Care
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The next four months of this year are spent as Chief Resident on the O’Neil Service, where they supervise the junior residents. During this time trainees are the operating surgeon for most endourologic and endoscopic procedures, developing advanced skills in open and laparoscopic surgery. Trainees also function as the administrative resident, coordinating conferences and the daily assignment of residents to operative cases. By the end of the four-month rotation, residents are expected to be proficient in the following:
During the last four months, residents serve as the chief resident of the Leadbetter Service. As the operating surgeon on open and advanced laparoscopic surgery, trainees provide senior consultation for inpatients on the Leadbetter Service. Trainees participate in the educational process of grand rounds and in the education of junior residents and medical students. Residents also review surgical cases booked from the resident clinic to ensure that the correct information has been gathered and the procedure is appropriate.
Residents will demonstrate the following:
By the end of the Chief Resident year, residents are expected to be proficient in the following:
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Assessment and Evaluation
Proficiency in the 6 ACGME competencies will be assessed and evaluated by the following means:
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