The Urology Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center is a five-year teaching program that encompasses all phases of adult and pediatric urology, leading to American Board of Urology certification eligibility. Two residents are accepted into the program each year. The Division of Urology is enrolled in the American Urological Association Residency Matching Program (AUARMP) and is accredited by ACGME Residency Review Committee.
PGY-1: The rotations will include a one-month General Surgery rotation at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, a three-month Urology rotation at VCU Medical Center and one-month rotations on each of the following services: Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Acute General Surgery, Night Float, Surgical/Trauma ICU, Plastic Surgery, Urogynecology, Radiology and Transplant Surgery.
PGY-2: During this year, residents complete six-month rotation blocks at the VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. In addition, PGY-2 residents are trained in endoscopy, basic surgical techniques, and outpatient diagnostic procedures.
PGY-3: The major emphasis of the third year of urologic training is academic achievement as well as refinement of clinical decision-making, endoscopic, and surgical skills. During this year, residents complete a six month rotation in Pediatric Urology at VCU Medical Center. An additional six-months is devoted to scholarly basic science and clinical resident research.
PGY-4: During this year, residents complete six-month rotation blocks at the VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. During this rotation, the resident assists the chief resident in overseeing the care of in-patients, all major adult operations; teaching the junior level residents and medical students, and is responsible for the in-patient consults under the strict supervision of the on-call attending urologist. He/she must present to the chief resident complicated cases.
PGY-5: The major emphasis of the chief resident year of urologic training is mastery of surgical skills and clinical decision-making through operative experience and teaching. During this year, residents spend six-month rotations as the chief resident at VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.
Throughout training, urologic residents participate actively in clinical research and spend dedicated time in our basic science labs during their research year.
REQUIREMENTS: Residents are required to submit two abstracts per year and to complete one or more manuscripts for publication during residency training.
Didatics: This mandatory weekly conference is held on Thursdays at 7 a.m. in the West 7 conference room or MMEC 11, 101-102. Contact Abigail.Lafoon@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-3277 for more information.
Every year Dr. Hampton and a team of urology residents, travel to Hue, Vietnam, thanks to an ongoing institutional collaboration between Hue University, and IVU Med.
During the visit, residents are actively involved in educational lectures, clinical case discussions and surgical participation with local medical staff. This is a unique opportunity for the visiting resident to get exposure to a healthcare system in a low resource country, to see urological conditions that are uncommon in the US, and to live a gratifying human and medical experience.VCU Program for Global Surgery
How to Apply
Applications to the Urology Residency Program are submitted through: The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Application deadline: OCTOBER 1
Interviews are held from October to early November.
A personal interview is required and applicants are contacted in writing regarding interviews. Upon receipt of the written invitation for an interview, applicants are directed to contact our academic office to arrange an interview date.
If you have questions about the Urology Residency Program or if you would like further information, please feel free to email us Abigail.Lafoon@vcuhealth.org or call our academic office, (804) 828-3273.
Seventh Floor, East Wing
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0118
Phone: (804) 828-3277
Fax: (804) 828-2157