Residency Program

 Urology Residents 2013

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
Our educational philosophy is to provide a broad-based educational experience with in-depth basic science, research, and clinical experience in current methodologies of general urologic surgery. Guided by the principles of excellence in education, research and quality patient care, the resident will mature for a lifetime of continuing education and learning in an atmosphere designed to promote ethical, compassionate care of the whole patient. Our purpose is to train future urologists by providing opportunities to develop skills necessary to practice in the clinic and the operating room while also providing superior urologic care for the people of Nebraska.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The University of Nebraska Urologic Surgery Residency Program is a five year post-graduate education program consisting of one year of General Surgery training and four years of Urologic Surgery training. Residents rotate in the following area hospitals: The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital, Children's Hospital & Medical Center, and the Nebraska Methodist Hospital.

Residents will be exposed to basic laboratory research to gain both research experience and understanding of the basic principles of study design, performance, analysis, and reporting, including statistics and epidemiology.

Residents will be required to participate in a comprehensive, organized course of study, involving regularly scheduled conferences. Included are Morbidity and Mortality for all participating hospitals, Urologic Radiology, Urologic Pathology, journal review, and systematic review of basic and clinical domains of urology. Urology studies will include andrology, infertility, impotence, sexuality, calculus disease, endourology, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, female urology, infectious disease, neurourology, obstructive disease, oncology, pediatric urology, psychological disorders, renal vascular disease, surgery of the adrenal, renal transplantation, trauma, and urodynamics. Members of the faculty participate in clinical discussions, rounds, and conferences, promoting a spirit of inquiry and an in-depth understanding of basic mechanisms of normal and abnormal states and the application of current knowledge of practice.

APPLICATION
The Division of Urologic Surgery selects two residents each year. We will begin accepting applications on September 15.  Our application deadline is early October.  See the Application page for additional information. Interviews will be conducted for invitees only.

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