Welcome from the 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.
Hani H. Rashid, M.D
Urology Residency Program Director