Residency Program Overview
The NYU Department of Urology Residency Training Program is a fully accredited five-year training program that offers clinical education and research opportunities in
- General urology
- Endourology and stone disease
- Pediatric urology
- Female urology, voiding dysfunction and reconstructive surgery
- Female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery
- Voiding dysfunction and incontinence
- Erectile dysfunction, male infertility and microsurgery
- Minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery
- Urologic trauma
Under the direction of Residency Program Director Dr. Ojas Shah, the highly selective five-year Urology Residency Program accepts three applicants per year. The first year is spent in general surgery, which includes a rotation on the urology service, and postgraduate years 2–5 are spent in urology. In addition, postgraduate year (PGY) 3 residents spend four months doing clinical research with a faculty mentor in a subspecialty of their choice.
The goal of the Urology Residency Program is to produce urologists with expertise in all aspects of medical and surgical urologic care, experience in interpreting clinical and research data, and a compassionate approach to patient care. With nationally and internationally known academic faculty, the Department is recognized as a premier location for teaching and research and continues a tradition of urologic education that began in the 19th century.
Breadth and depth of program and faculty
The majority of urologic subspecialties are well represented among the 12 full-time academic faculty members in the Department, including uro-oncology, pediatrics, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, voiding dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, male infertility and microsurgery, and endourology and stone disease. Residents also gain expertise in a variety of surgical procedures, including open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic approaches.
Residents rotate through three hospitals for their clinical training: Tisch Hospital, the private university hospital of NYU Langone Medical Center; Bellevue Hospital, a public hospital of the City of New York; and the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Manhattan. This combination of hospitals gives residents the opportunity to care for a wide variety of patients who present with a broad range of urological diseases.
Progressive resident responsibilities
Residents’ responsibilities, which include patient care, teaching and administration, increase progressively with each year of education. The ultimate goal is to develop independent, responsible urologists with sound clinical judgment and the ability to carry out appropriate management plans.
NYU Urology residents typically score very well on in-service and board examinations. In addition, graduating residents who are interested in fellowship training will typically match in the fellowship programs of their choice.