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The Department of Urology and its members are dedicated to resident education, mentoring and training.
10 months adult clinical, two months children clinical
Residents will spend 10 months at Mass General in both inpatient and outpatient care of the adult urology patient and will be responsible for the inpatient unit on the O’Neil, Kerr or Leadbetter service. Residents serve as the operating surgeon for most open and endourologic procedures. They are also responsible for oversight of junior residents when on call and participate in medical student education. Residents gain exposure to inpatient consultation and is mentored in this by faculty and senior residents. Residents access support facilities for the benefit of patients.
During the clinical rotation residents will obtain a progressive increase in cognitive and clinical skills in urologic patient care. By the end of the year, residents should have completely read one of the urologic textbooks. This is an integral part of the curriculum designed so that the entire domain of didactic urology is covered in a two-year time period. As a result, residents are exposed to each subject in urology at least twice during their training.
Residents will be supervised in inpatient care and will participate in the teaching of junior urology residents, interns and medical students. They will attain proficiency in cystoscopic, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques; be exposed to all aspects of urologic pathology and will show competence in urologic imaging modalities.
In addition, residents will be introduced to advanced endoscopy, including ureteroscopic and laparoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Residents are expected to achieve the following:
By the end of this rotation, residents are expected to have achieved the following:Patient Care
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Residents spend two months at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children gaining experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric urologic patients, including inpatient care, emergency room consults and outpatient clinical activity. Trainees are exposed to most pediatric urologic procedures and are able to perform simple pediatric urological procedures. Conference attendance is an integral part of this rotation. By the end of the rotation, residents are expected to have achieved proficiency in the following:
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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