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Urology Residency Program

2018 Group Photo
2018 Urology Residency Faculty Group

The urology residency program is an accredited 5 year program which includes a full year of research. Residents receive comprehensive training in urodynamics, infertility, oncology, renal transplantation, endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery, pediatric urology, adrenal and renovascular surgery, emphasizing clinical and urological expertise.

Residents are expected to function as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team in which there is evidence of mutual respect and cooperation among all personnel, empathy, understanding, compassion, integrity and honesty with patients and families while demonstrating a willingness and desire for continuing education and self improvement.

Surgical Simulation With Ahmed Ghazi, M.D.

Surgical Simulation at URMC from URMC PR & Communications on Vimeo.

3-D Technology and Surgery

It's a new step in surgery that professors at the University of Rochester say is a game changer. With the help of innovative techniques and 3D printers surgeons will have the ability to practice surgery using a replica of a patient's organ. Associate Professor, Dr. Ahmed Ghazi says this type of preparation would be the first of its kind for surgeons.


"I chose to rotate at Rochester Strong due to its long-standing history of producing Urologists with excellent surgical skills. What I experienced was not only a hands-on experience with a wide range of surgical procedures, but also a friendly and welcoming community as well. I strongly recommend anyone interested in Urology to do a sub-I at Rochester Strong."

Daniel Wang, MS4, SUNY Upstate Medical Center

"As a U of R medical student, I've had amazing experiences with urology at U of R. The department provided a myriad of opportunities for medical students ranging from one-on-one clinical teaching, long-term simulation activities to research mentorship. The focus on teaching and fostering student development is a fantastic tradition here in the department"

Yifan Meng, CC4, University of Rochester Medical Center

"Working in the urology department was an incredibly rich and educational experience. There were plenty of research opportunities to engage in and I felt it was easy to discuss things with faculty. The residents were also very supportive and always open to answering questions."

Victor Kucherov, Resident, Thomas Jefferson University (formerly U of R medical student)

Welcome from Program Director

Williams Hulbert

William Hulbert, MD
Urology Residency
Program Director

Thank you for considering our program for your urology residency training. We want our residents to discover and develop their talents and interests, both professionally and personally; we provide that space and opportunity by means of our people, curricular structure and commitment to collaborative education. The full-time faculty, volunteer faculty and our residents are passionate about Urology and our program.

The program includes a preliminary year of general surgery training, four years of Urology, and a PGY4 fully supported year of research. The training covers all aspects of adult and pediatric urology in a comfortable, supportive learning environment that is continuously improved through collaboration between residents, faculty and the rest of the departmental team. The program is accredited by the ACGME, with immediate eligibility to take the American Board of Urology Qualifying Exam upon completion.

We base the training on the ACGME competencies model; there is extensive experience in patient care, including outstanding surgical skill and judgment training, as well as medical management. Teaching and learning is a progressive multiple-avenue process that incorporates inpatient and deliberate outpatient continuity experience supervised by a faculty composed of nationally known physicians.

Several of our department members are among the national leaders in minimally invasive/robotic urologic surgery and oncologic urology. Our residents receive superior adult and pediatric minimally invasive training that has allowed our more recent graduates to initiate and lead urologic robotics programs as they begin their careers.

Our residents are a talented and diverse group, sharing commonalities including team cohesion, as well as the desire and passion to learn, teach and explore. Guided by the needs of our patients, families, staff and trainees, we are committed to delivering patient and family-centered care to all.

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