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Annually, three candidates are selected for the five-year program, which includes general surgery and urology rotations during the first year, and then four subsequent years dedicated exclusively to urologic medicine. The residents rotate at a variety of clinic settings, including Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, and the West Haven Veterans Affairs Hospital.

Our residents benefit from a formal surgical skills curriculum, which is a two-year program consisting of monthly sessions in open, laparoscopic, robotic, microscopic and endoscopic skills. Robotic and laparoscopic training includes simulators as well as dry-lab training. The department utilizes the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program as well as an annual animal laparoscopy wet-lab. In addition to the surgical expertise of the Yale Urology Faculty, the curriculum includes teaching by vascular, colorectal, and reconstructive surgeons.

The goal of the Yale Urology Residency Program is to train outstanding urologic surgeons and to provide flexibility to pursue a variety of career options. Pursuit of excellence in clinical care, innovation in research, and integrity of character is stressed. The resident will be competent in in-patient care, ambulatory urology, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, interpersonal skills and communication, professionalism, system-based practices, and surgical skills.