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Program Details

The five clinical years are vertically integrated with graded responsibility for patient care. 

PGY-1 (Internship)

The urology interns will rotate through urology, general surgery, surgical ICU and other subspecialty rotations to enrich their educational experience. During internship year, residents will become familiar with the physiology and pathophysiology of urologic diseases. 

  • 6 months on the urology service at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 6 months will be spent on general surgery rotations, surgical ICU rotations and other subspecialty rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

PGY-2 (Junior Resident)

During the PGY-2 year, residents have a dedicated rotation in our basic science research lab. During this time, residents participate in teaching conferences and will attend a weekly outpatient clinic rotation. Clinical training during this year focuses on basic urology including endoscopy, inpatient consults, and early exposure to robotics. 

  • 6 month research rotation
  • 4 month rotation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 2 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

PGY-3 (Junior Resident)

During the PGY-3 year, residents spent time becoming familiar with more complex endoscopic procedures as well as performing major and minor operative procedures. They also rotate at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where they gain additional exposure to alternative practice patterns and a different patient population, in addition to gaining significant operative experience. During this year, the PGY-3 resident has their first exposure to pediatric urology with a rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

  • 5 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 4 month rotation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • 3 month rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital

PGY 4 (Senior Resident)

During the PGY-4 year, residents spend the majority of their time at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center becoming proficient in pelvic and advanced reconstructive surgery. A second pediatric urology rotation occurs during this year where the resident performs at a senior resident level.

  • 10 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 2 month rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital

PGY 5 (Chief Resident)

The PGY-5 year is spent as a chief resident. The chief resident spends the year becoming proficient in major operative procedures and is responsible for organizing conferences at both teaching hospitals. The chief residents supervise and coordinate the junior residents as well as medical students. This increasing level of independence prepares the chief residents for the transition to fellowship or independent practice.

  • 8 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 4 month rotation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center