During the first urology year, residents are expected to acquire an ability to perform a comprehensive urology history-and-physical examination and design appropriate radiographic and laboratory studies for diagnostic purposes.
Residents will begin their acquisition of core skills utilized in ambulatory settings. This will include placement of catheters, understanding and performing endoscopy, and learning basic urodynamic testing.
Residents also will begin to understand the acute and chronic management of patients with urolithiasis, as well as understand the comprehensive approach to patients with genitourinary malignancies.
Residents will be expected to begin to accurately log their procedures and to understand the basics of a presentation at Grand Rounds.