Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Urology Program Overview

Curriculum

 

PGY 1

During intern year, Urology Residents train alongside the General Surgery Residents and teaching faculty. Residents learn the basics of general surgery, attend suture clinic, complete robotic training modules, attend general surgery clinic, and are responsible for on-call shifts.  This experience builds a strong surgical foundation as well as collegial relationships between surgical specialties.  The yearly schedule is as follows:

6 Months General Surgery

1 Month Vascular Surgery

2 Months Surgical Intensive Care Unit

3 Months General Urology

PGY 2

Residents continue their training and spend time developing their endoscopic skills.  Residents experience outpatient urology practice in the clinical where they see patients and perform office-based procedures. One month is spent with the transplant surgery team

11 Months General Urology

1 Month Transplant

PGY 3

Residents rotate for two (2) months at Beaumont Royal Oak providing detailed exposure to pediatric urology.  Residents continue their outpatient clinic experience.  This year residents hone their endourology skills as well as develop robotic and laparoscopic skills. 

10 Months General Urology

2 Months Pediatric Urology

PGY 4

Residents are exposed to 2 months of pediatric urology and 1-month dedicated for an elective in which a resident my rotate with Fellowship programs, urology groups abroad, and/or work with a local specialist.  Toward the end of the year the residents will assume the role of a teaching resident for the incoming PGY2 residents, acting as a teaching surgeon on minor cases. Residents continue their practice with open, robotic, and laparoscopic cases. 

9 Months General Urology

2 Months Pediatric Urology

1 Month Elective Rotation

PGY 5

Chief residents year, where the chief residents primarily oversee the hospital services and supervise patient management with a PGY2 resident.  This year is primarily spent honing skills for major urologic cases including open, robotic, and laparoscopic approaches with independence sufficiently preparing the chief resident for a career in autonomous private practice of urology or fellowship. 

 

Didactics

Residents have 6-hour of weekly protected education time, (3-blocks of 2 hours) for review of curriculum, board review, and academic lectures. On Friday we join another local urology residency program for Grand Rounds and M&M.

  • Wednesday 7 A.M. - 9 A.M.
  • Wednesday 4 P.M - 6 P.M.
  • Friday 7 A.M. - 9 A.M.
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Tumor Board