You are about to embark on an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. You will have the opportunity to learn the art and science of urology, an amazing discipline of which we feel being a member is a privilege. The Department of Urology offers an ACGME-accredited five-year Urology Residency Training Program, as well as clerkships in urology and pediatric urology for third-year medical students. Fourth-year medical student electives in urology include clinical urology, urology research, and neurourology/voiding dysfunction.
Our program serves the entire State of West Virginia. This dynamic program is fully accredited by the ACGME and accepts one resident per year for training. Residents are exposed to all aspects of Adult and Pediatric Urology. Chief residents graduate with more than 2400 cases performed. Pass rate on the American Board of Urology Examinations is 100%. The Department of Urology offers three elective rotations for medical students. We urge those students with a sincere interest in training with us to consider taking an elective rotation here. In the following paragraphs, our residency application process is described.
We encourage our residents to pursue fellowship training. Since inception of the residency training program, approximately 20% of our graduates have pursued fellowship opportunities. To maximize our resident’s chances of attaining a fellowship, we formulate a plan of action for each resident which will include finding a mentor, conducting research projects, and presentations at regional and national meetings. Residents in past years have completed fellowship training in outstanding institutions such as:
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Roswell Park Institute
- University of Mississippi Medical Center
- City of Hope Medical Center
- Children’s’ Hospital of San Diego
- University of South Florida Moffitt Cancer Center
- University of Pittsburgh