The Urology Residency Training Program began in 1949 and received ACGME accreditation in 1961. The training program has been sponsored by New York Medical College since its inception but in 1978, the primary participating institution was shifted from Flower 5th Avenue Hospital to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla NY. A total of 160 resident graduates have been trained by the program over its 65 year history who have gone on to practice urology in 27 states and 2 international areas
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.