Goals & Objectives

As a resident in the Department of Urology, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of the specialty across four areas of competency. We are committed to helping you reach each of the program’s goals and objectives throughout your training.


  • Develop a strong urologic clinical and basic science knowledge base that will allow you to choose the appropriate diagnostic tools and management for a specific urological problem.
  • Progressively increase your experience in patient management to appropriately diagnose and treat urologic problems in an effective and timely manner by the end of your residency. You will learn to act independently in clinical decision-making and therapeutic management.
  • Progressively increase your surgical skills so that you will feel comfortable performing all major urologic procedures by the end of your residency.


  • Have a full understanding of the research process. Gain the ability to analyze current literature and incorporate scientifically valid results into your urologic practice.
  • Demonstrate competence in hypothesis formation, data collection, and analysis methodology.
  • Be strongly encouraged to perform your own clinical or basic science research project, which will be submitted for publication by the end of your residency. You will also be encouraged to present this scientific research project orally.


  • Participate in an academic course of study during each year of residency. This will enable you to perform strongly on the national, annual in-service exam in urology.
  • Gain the academic knowledge to pass the qualifying exam of the American Board of Urology by the end of your residency.
  • The academic course of study will assist you in your clinical decision making process and therapeutic strategies.


  • Progressively learn how to teach others during your residency.
  • Develop the ability to teach all aspects of urology to any person or group of people with the desire to further their understanding of urology.