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.
The University of Nebraska Urologic Surgery Residency Program is a stratified, comprehensive six-year post graduate education program consisting of two years of General Surgery training, four years of Urologic Surgery training, and the opportunity for individual clinical and basic research. Residents rotate in the following area hospitals: The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha Veterans Administration Hospital, Children's Hospital and 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 well-defined, documented and regularly scheduled conferences. Included are Morbidity and Mortality for all participating hospitals, Radiographic Imaging, 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.
- To provide each resident with the basic knowledge and skills needed for competence in a general practice of urologic surgery.
- To instill in each resident awareness of the necessity for, and interest in, continuing his/her education after residency through journal article review, involvement in continuing education, and by developing an interest in research at some level.
- To provide the resident with the basis for selection and successful completion of a RRC approved subspeciality fellowship in the area of choice if so desired.
- To teach and understand the basics of normal and abnormal genitourinary pathology, adrenal physiology and pathology, and the ever-increasing complex biology of the genitourinary system.
- To develop clinical and technical skills required to successfully manage patients with genitourinary disorders, diseases and injuries.
- To foster ethical attitudes that ensure good patient/physician relations in a caring and efficient fashion.
- To encourage the urologist both as a physician and as a surgeon, whose concern for the patient’s well-being extends from the acute through the rehabilitative phases of care without conflict of interest.
- To establish habits of continuing education and scholarship that will continue to serve the resident throughout his/her professional career.
The Division of Urologic Surgery selects two residents each year. Our application deadline is September 30. See the Application page for additional information. Interviews will be conducted for invitees only.
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