The Department of Surgery offers one general surgery internship prior to the urology program. Residents rotate through different surgical disciplines with a heavy emphasis given to pre- and post-operative care of inpatients.
Interns, who are slated to enter Urology in their PGY2 year, are given special rotations in pediatric surgery and transplant surgery since these disciplines are important to their development in future years in Urology. They also spend three months in Urology, where they’re introduced to endoscopic and radiologic evaluation of urologic patients. Their attendance at all of the weekly and monthly didactic conferences and lectures for the Department of Urology is required and documented on attendance sheets.
Residents also spend a month on vascular surgery in order to develop skills related to isolation and surgical control of arteries and veins.