The Urology Residency Program at the University at Buffalo is accredited by the by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and consists of four years of clinical urologic training. This four year urology training is preceded by one year of general surgical residency which must be undertaken in the Department of Surgery, University at Buffalo. The Program provides a broad base of education in adult and pediatric urology with progressively increasing resident responsibility and autonomy, under faculty supervision.
Residents receive extensive education and training in traditional “open” surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotics, ensuring, upon completion of residency, that graduates are fully prepared for independent practice. It is the philosophy of the Department that an extensive grounding in the cognitive and psychomotor skills of urology is essential for all residents irrespective of whether graduates seek to undertake fellowship training in basic research (for those anticipating a future academic career), seek to undertake clinical fellowship training (for those who wish to subspecialize in a particular clinical area) or seek to enter clinical practice directly after residency.
Educational Philosophy and Mission
The Department of Urology is dedicated to providing a rich and varied educational experience for residents representing all domains of urology.
The Department of Urology’s mission is to provide the educational environment, resources and support for individuals seeking residency training in urology. In order to achieve these aspirations the department has developed a scholarly environment emphasizing a rational, balanced approach to urologic problems and one devoted to the education of the urologist. The faculty believes that resident should acquire a broad base of knowledge in all the major domains of urology. Rotations at various institutions are based on an educational rationale to ensure this objective. This department offers a broad base of adult and pediatric urology, both male and female.
The program is able to provide a wide experience in a variety of areas of urology, in addition to common urological problems. These include such areas as laparoscopy, pediatric urology, urological oncology, urodynamics, traumas, renal transplantation and male and female urology. The faculty believes that it is essential for residents to be in a structured learning environment; therefore, department conferences are attended by faculty and residents. These conferences are well defined, regularly scheduled and includes all aspects of urology.
The University at Buffalo Department of Urology Residency Program strives to ensure that there is extensive resident education in all domains of urology. The UB Urology program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1985.