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
  • Urologic oncology
  • Endourology and stone disease
  • Pediatric urology
  • 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 Jamie Kanofsky, MD, the highly selective five-year Urology Residency Program accepts four applicants per year. The first year includes a combination of urology and general surgery rotations, 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 time performing clinical research with a faculty mentor in a subspecialty of their choice.

Program goals

The goal of the Urology Residency Program is to produce urologists with expertise in all aspects of medical and surgical care, experience in interpreting clinical and research data, and to foster 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

All urologic subspecialties are well represented among the 17 full-time academic faculty members in the Department. This includes urologic oncology, pediatrics, female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, voiding dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, male infertility and microsurgery, trauma, gender confirmation, and endourology and stone disease. Residents also gain expertise in a variety of surgical procedures, including open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic approaches.

Hospital rotations

Residents rotate through four 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; the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Manhattan, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a community hospital. 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.

Post-residency results

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.

We invite you to learn more about the NYU Urology Residency educational program or read answers to frequently asked questions about the application and selection process.

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