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Urology Residency Program

Resident Testimonial: Alexis Steinmetz

Our residency program consists of one full year of funded research at the PGY4 level and 5 years of clinical training in all aspects of urology.  We are a leader in the field of simulation with a robust simulation curriculum utilizing high fidelity simulation platforms made on site. The program is also one of a handful of programs that have a dedicated Xi robot housed in a mock operating room utilized only for resident training. Our residents finish with excellent surgical skills and judgment, including superior robotic experience. Our graduates who decide to continue their education place in highly competitive and prestigious fellowship programs.  We have a very team oriented, collegial environment with emphasis placed on resident well-being.


Karen Doersch

Jacob Gantz

Thomas Osinski

Michael Witthaus

"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 (former University of Rochester medical student)

Welcome from Program Director

Williams Hulbert

Hani H. Rashid, M.D.
Urology Residency
Program Director

Welcome to the University of Rochester Urology Residency Program. Our goal is to provide residents with the best possible environment to allow them to thrive and become a truly complete Urologist when they graduate. 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 residents, faculty, and the rest of our urology team are passionate about urology and our program.

Our program continues to flourish and grow. We now have 3 residents a year and have over 20 full-time faculty incorporating all major urology subspecialty fields. The program includes 5 years of Urology, and a 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. 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. Guided by the needs of our patients, families, staff and trainees, we are committed to delivering patient and family-centered care to all.

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 we believe is second to none and has allowed our 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. They are a family and develop a bond that is carried on well beyond them graduating from our program.

Please explore the rest of the site in order to help decide if the University of Rochester is right for you or contact us with any questions you may have. We are looking forward to you experiencing what we believe is one of the best urology programs in the country.