COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PROSPECTIVE UROLOGY RESIDENT APPLICANTS:
If you're a prospective applicant for the 2020-2021 urology residency application season, please note that we will not be taking any medical students for visiting rotations this year. We understand your concerns as it will now be more challenging for yo u t o get to know our residency program here at VCU. However, we have created a two-week virtual sub-internship to get to know our faculty, residents, and life as a prospective resident at VCU. We still have availability!
We recommend you read our application process for the upcoming 2021 Match and encourage you to take part in one of our happy hour Q&As with our residents to learn more about our residency program. These take place every other Wednesday at 7pm EST from July through October.
Reach out to our program coordinator, Abigail Lafoon, to sign up for a virtual sub-internship, happy hour, or to answer any other questions you might have.
The VCU Resident Experience
From surgical training to care for patients to celebrating a special bond with a diverse team, find out what life is like as a urology resident at VCU.Meet Our Residents
Our mission is to train well-rounded and scientifically-grounded urologists who are capable surgeons, compassionate clinicians, and are well-positioned to become leaders in the field of urology.
The urology residency program at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCU) is a five-year ACGME-accredited urologic surgery residency program that accepts two residents per year. Our residents are a diverse group of young men and women from around the country who develop into well-rounded urologists. A key goal of our training program is to provide in-depth exposures to the wide breadth of urology. This exposure helps residents discover their interests and passions. Some choose to pursue general urology in small or large group community private practices. Others find their calling in subspecialties. Recent graduates over the past two years have pursued highly competitive fellowships in urologic oncology at Memorial-Sloan Kettering and the University of Michigan, reconstructive urology at the Cleveland Clinic, and pediatric urology at Boston Children’s Hospital. Whatever your interests, we are confident that our urology residency training program at VCU will help you get there!
- Five-year urologic surgery residency training program
- Two residents per year
- Six-month dedicated research rotation during the PGY3 academic year
- Seven 4-week urology rotations in internship with early proficiency in office-based urology procedures
- Faculty in all subspecialties with 13 full-time faculty, including four pediatric urologists
- No fellows so residents are involved in all major adult and pediatric cases
- Manageable call with just one weekend/month during PGY2-3 year and practically no weekend call during PGY4 year. Chief residents are only on back up call. #goldenweekends
- Adult urology rotations are split between VCU Medical Center and the McGuire VA Medical Center, which are separated by a quick 8-10 minute drive
- High-volume spinal cord injury unit at McGuire VA (one of the country’s largest) providing unique clinical and operative experience in neuro-urology and voiding dysfunction
- International Urology Experience participate in international urologic surgery trips.
- Didactics curriculum with custom-made "Strive for Five" pacing program (i.e. read 5 pages/day) designed to keep up with the AUA Core Curriculum and to ace the annual in-service exam!
- MUGS conferences with rotating weekly sessions including Morbidity-and-Mortality, Updates, Guidelines, and Self-Assessment Study Program questions
- Robotic surgery exposure with a progressive learning curriculum to master skills using four da Vinci robots (VCU & the VA) and a robotic simulation trainer in our 24/7 simulation center
- Friendly, tight-knit group of residents. Follow us at @vcu.urology on Instagram, @VCU Urology on Twitter, and on Facebook.
How to Apply
Prospective Resident FAQ
Strive for Five
Robotic Surgery Curriculum
Current and Former Residents
Resident Research and Awards
Conferences and Lectures
Global Urologic Surgery Program
Salary and Benefits
VCU Housestaff Video
Special Message Regarding Coronavirus Pandemic and Racial Injustice
VCU Urology is committed to providing the absolutely highest level of care to all patients regardless of race, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
We strive to diversify our workplace at all levels including staff, faculty, and trainees. The clinical, hospital, and academic environment will be a safe place for all people to feel comfortable and able to receive the expert level care that our urologists provide. We will follow all guidance in regard to infection prevention and ensure that our patients are safe and provided state of the art urology services either in person or by telehealth.