Our Residency Training Program in Urology at Rutgers RWJ Medical School aims to provide residents with a wide breadth of experience managing medical and surgical diseases of the genitourinary tract as well as opportunities in pursuing basic and clinical research in all domains of urology.
We are a high volume, tertiary care center that specializes in complex oncologic and reconstructive surgery and in minimally-invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. We perform a high volume of robotic radical prostatectomies, radical cystectomies both open and robotic, with urinary tract reconstruction, radical and partial nephrectomies, both open and robotic, retroperitoneal lymph node dissections in the primary and post-chemotherapy settings, and percutaneous nephrolithotomies.
Our residents benefit from working closely with faculty at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, which is the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state and enjoy a 6 month protected resarch block to pursue basic and/or clinic research in their subspecialty interest that aligns with their career goals. We provide a graded increase in patient care responsibility, operative autonomy and team leadership. By providing two years of chief resident-level training (PGY-4 and PGY-5), our residents graduate with high surgical volume, excellent experience and confidence, and exceptional clinical and operative acumen.
We accept two residents per year into a five-year program. Our main goal is to provide a nurturing environment in which residents can acquire the surgical, medical, research, and decision making skills to become outstanding urologists.
By their chief year, our residents will have mastered the ACGME competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice) and have acquired the requisite leadership, surgical, and research skills to pursue either a career in academia or private practice.