Program Overview - What Makes us Unique Robotics Training Our program has a high volume of robotic surgery. Residents gain extraordinary experience in robotics training with faculty nationally recognized in minimally invasive surgery. Our training hospitals are equipped with no less than five DaVinci robots used daily by our residents. Funded Research Year The PGY4 research year is fully funded by the urology department. Residents can pursue clinical or bench research projects with a dedicated team of researchers, PhD’s and multidisciplinary faculty during this mentored year. Pediatric Urology Our residents are trained in a wide variety of experiences in pediatric urology during 2 months in the PGY2 year and 4 months in the PGY3 year. We have 4 full time pediatric urologic faculty.. Residents gain experience in minimally invasive and robotic surgery in the pediatric population. Our residents also work with patients and families at the Andrew J. Kirch Center for Disabilities, a multidisciplinary clinic caring for pediatric patients with multi-system defects. Clinic and Operative Experience All urologic subspecialties are represented by fellowship trained faculty members.