Urology Residency Curriculum & Training
NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Urology Residency has three facets:
- rotations in four hospitals
- participation in conferences, lectures, and meetings
- clinical research
Residency Clinical Training Sites
The residents in our program rotate through five clinical sites: NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Each of these high-volume settings enables you to care for a wide variety of patients and a broad range of urologic diseases.
Tisch Hospital houses NYU Langone’s Minimally Invasive Urology Unit, which comprises five operating rooms with state-of-the-art lasers as well as laparoscopic and endoscopic equipment. The main operating room (OR) in Tisch Hospital currently has four da Vinci® robotic systems. Kimmel Pavilion, which opened in 2018, is one of the most digitally integrated patient care facilities in the nation. Its ORs house three additional da Vinci® robotic systems, including a single-port (SP) platform, which is regularly used by urology staff. Every robotic system has an available dual-console to maximize resident training.
Bellevue, New York City’s largest public hospital and home to the nation’s first urologic ward, provides residents with a diverse local and international patient population and a wide variety of urologic pathology. Residents are involved with their patients every step of the way, from the first encounter in the outpatient clinic through the presurgical work-up and diagnostic procedures, to the complex surgeries and postoperative care.
The Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System is the primary VA hospital in the region. It provides our residents with access to pioneering technologies including laser, endoscopic, laparoscopic, robotic, and urodynamic equipment. Here, residents become comfortable diagnosing and treating basic urologic pathology as well as providing complex surgical care. This hospital is also home to many of our department’s basic science research laboratories.
NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn is our newest clinical site; residents have been rotating here since 2018. In this community hospital setting, trainees are involved in perioperative and surgical care. Residents benefit from interaction with a highly skilled urology faculty dedicated to the patients of Brooklyn.
Each of our five clinical sites provides up-to-date technology, including robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, laser, and MRI fusion biopsy platforms.
Conferences, Lectures, and Meetings for Residents
Our residency’s academic curriculum provides trainees with the latest developments in all areas of urology. Trainees participate in conferences, lectures, and meetings, including the following:
- weekly topic-oriented lectures by urology faculty that cover all disciplines of the specialty
- weekly conferences on related topics presented by NYU Langone experts in specialties including nephrology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, transplant surgery, and others
- Surgical Skills Lab
- weekly Urology Grand Rounds
- monthly Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference
- monthly Urology Journal Club
- didactic lectures prepared by faculty and residents
In addition, our residents attend the annual NYU Langone Post-Graduate State-of-the-Art Urology course, the American Urological Association Annual Meeting, and the New York Academy of Medicine conferences. Select residents, depending on their clinical and research interests, are also encouraged to attend the annual meetings of the World Congress of Endourology, the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology, the Society of Urologic Oncology, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, among other society meetings.
Clinical Research Opportunities for Residents
Training in the performance and interpretation of clinical research is an essential component of our Urology Residency. In postgraduate year three (PGY-3), each resident chooses an academic faculty mentor and spends a portion of his or her time on a clinical research topic of choosing. Residents are also expected to submit at least one peer-reviewed paper for publication based on the work done during the rotation.