The Yale Urology Residency Program dates back to 1924, when a third-year surgery resident elected to specialize in urology and spent one year on the urology service. Over the next 10 years, surgical residents with an interest in genitourinary surgery were appointed as urology residents; and by 1934, regular assignments of a urology resident became routine after completion of a three-year surgical residency.
An official three-year training program for urology, approved by ACGME and the residency review committee, would be formally established twenty years later. A number of leaders in academic urology as well as several of our current faculty have trained at Yale through our residency program.
Yale Urology offers its residents a dynamic learning experience with diverse sub-specialty training and care, a strong clinical foundation, and the opportunity to collaborate with world-class researchers from a variety of biomedical fields. Our education-focused approach allows residents to work closely with fellowship-trained faculty members who have a broad range of clinical, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Our core mission is to train future leaders of academic urology. Clinical proficiency, integrity, and sensitivity to patient satisfaction are paramount.