The goal of the University of Michigan Urology Residency Program is to train outstanding urologic surgeons and provide flexibility to pursue a variety of career options. Pursuit of excellence in clinical patient care, fund of knowledge, innovation in research, and integrity of character is stressed. The resident will be competent in clinical science, practice-based learning, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, and system-based practices.
Our training program consists of one year of general surgery and four years of clinical urology. Urologic surgical training progresses with increasing patient care responsibility over the five years of clinical training. Resident training is based on a preceptor format with individuals assigned to subspecialty units, such as endourology, male/general urology, pediatric urology, female urology, and an adult service that is primarily oncology. Evaluation and refinement of the resident education program is a continuing process and is reviewed during the quarterly meeting of the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC). Residents are assigned upon matching, whereupon they are assigned a mentor. The mentorship program provides a continuous and informal self-reflection and support system throughout residency.