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Clinical Setting

The residency training program consists of a primary site (Westchester Medical Center) and four participating sites over the 4 year program, each contributing unique and concentrated aspects of your total surgical and clinical experience, based on your level of training in the program, and structured to ensure an orderly, graded progress towards completion.  Each site has specific goals and objectives that are outlined for you in the Resident Booklet.  The goals and objectives for each site are designed to fulfill the urology Core Competencies and work towards your achieving the academic milestones necessary for progression in the program as delineated in the ACGME Milestones Project.

  1. Westchester Medical Center (WMC).  The primary site exposes the Urology year 1 and Urology year 4 resident to advanced trauma, transplantation, robotic surgery, pediatric urology, and advanced endourology.  The primary site is also the location for weekly Grand Rounds, didactic conferences, semi-annual evaluations, workshops and surgical skills labs, meetings with mentors, and the basic science research lab.
  2. Metropolitan Hospital Center (MHC).  MHC serves as the major participating site for the Urology year -1 and -3 resident who learn excellent systems-based cared and learning in a busy urban and New York State DOH-designated "underserved" medical environment.  The residents are trained in urodynamics, ultrasound and prostate biopsy, and have their first exposure as a 1st and 2nd assist in major 'open' urologic and endourologic procedures.
  3. Lincoln Hospital Center (LHC).  LHC services as a participating site for the Urology year-2 and -4 resident and where they are exposed to open cancer surgery, laparoscopic techniques, and major pelvic reconstruction.   The rotation blocks are organized such that the Urology year-2 resident has a 3 month experience with the Urology-4 resident and a 2nd 3 month experience as the only urology resident at LHC.  The schedule provides the unique opportunity for the 'junior' resident to be the 1st assist or 'quasi-chief' resident under attending supervision.
  4. Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).  As with all metropolitan New York urology programs, our Urology year-2 resident spends a 3 month block at MSKCC where they gain a unique exposure to complex urologic cancers, clinical trials, and the opportunity for research.  Of our last 3 residents, 2 co-authored papers with MSKCC faculty generated during the 3 month rotation.
  5. Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC).  The resident spends 3 months during their 3rd and 4th years at HUMC where they gain a unique exposure to robotic surgery, female urology and incontinence surgery, and sexual dysfunction and andrology.     

The residency training program is currently a so-called 1 + 4 program.    One year of ACGME-accredited surgical training in a post-graduate year 1 (PGY-1) program must be successfully completed prior to the beginning of the 4-year urology residency. Training above the PGY-1 level does not contribute towards the urology residency training period.