The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Urology

Urology Residency Program

The urology residency program is a five-year residency program that offers a broad spectrum of urology experience. We are approved for a maximum of 10 residents with two categorical positions each year. The educational mission for the urology residency program is to provide a well-balanced training program capable of training residents for careers in clinical or academic urology. To reach this goal, we believe all residents should participate in significant research as well as have extensive experience with both inpatient and outpatient evaluation and management of urologic patients with proper supervision. Urology residents benefit from strong partnerships with local area hospitals including the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as well as four private practices. Residents engage with learning through clinical practice at hospitals that record several million inpatient and outpatient visits each year. This enormous patient base provides a broad range of superb clinical educational opportunities and allows residents to gain experience in cutting edge diagnostics, treatments and overall patient care.

Residents are evaluated on a regular basis at the conclusion of each rotation. Feedback is provided by the program director every six months. Each resident has a faculty advisor who serves as his/her "ombudsman," meeting with the resident regularly and encouraging him/her to identify problem areas that the advisor can help resolve early in their evolution. Chief residents attend and contribute to Department of Urology faculty meetings, and senior residents are included on retreats where they are encouraged to suggest opportunities for improvement in the residency. The program director meets monthly with residents to discuss problems or opportunities for improvement in the program. Residents are asked to evaluate faculty and service at the end of each rotation.

There is no fellowship program in the Department of Urology.


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