The Department of Urology at the University of Kansas Hospital has a long-established commitment to the education of medical students and training of residents. With a distinguished history of faculty and residents including past presidents of the American Urological Association, the Department of Urology has a strong tradition of training successful academic and private practice urologists. Teaching future generations of physicians the art and science of urology is both our obligation and privilege.
The goal of the staff of the Department of Urology is to train residents to become physicians proficient in both the surgical and non-surgical aspects of urology. With an intensive surgical experience, our graduating residents are confident and well prepared for their future practice. Just as important is a solid non-operative clinic experience which prepares our residents for complicated diagnostic problems encountered in the clinic.
The Department of Urology at the University of Kansas accepts four residents per year for a total training period of five years. Residents are actively involved in clinical and basic research and our goal is for the resident to use the skills learned from this investigative approach so that they can be involved in life-long learning and continuing medical education. We also aspire to prepare residents for excellence in the competencies put forward by ACGME including: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice.