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    Curriculum Rotations | Conferences | Research

    Curriculum Rotations

    First Year (PGY1)

    The first year of the Urology Residency Program at Albert Einstein medical Center (AEMC) is devoted to rotations in general surgery and a variety of subspecialties, including:

    • General Surgery
    • CardioThoracic
    • ER
    • Family Practice
    • Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Transplant
    • Trauma
    • Vascular Surgery

    This year serves as a foundational year of which to build on surgical training.

    Second Year (PGY2)

    Second year Urology Residents spend 8 months on the general surgery service at AEMC to include a 1month rotation at St.Christopher’s Hospital for Children (SCHC).  At SCHC residents gain exposure, experience and education in both burn management and pediatric surgery. They also spend 3 months on the Urology service to include one month at Hahnemann University Hospital (HUH) and two months at Methodist Hospital.

    Third Year (PGY3)

    Third year Urology Residents rotate at AEMC, Jeanes, HUH and Methodist hospitals for exposure to a wide range of urologic problems to further enhance  clinical experience. They also rotate in 3 month increments on the Pediatric Urology service at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Fourth Year (PGY4)

    Fourth year Urology Residents spend time at AEMC, HUH, Jeanes and 2 month increments on the Urologic Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. In this year of training, special emphasis is placed on minimally invasive surgery and robotics.

    Fifth Year (PGY5)

    The fifth year of training denotes appointment as a chief resident of the Urology program. Chief residents are given a great deal of independence in the management of patients in accordance with ACOS guidelines.  They spend 7 months at AEMC and 5 months at HUH.  Their responsibilities include directly managing all patients on their services, performing a wide variety of surgical procedures and supervising junior residents. They also guide all teaching conferences and provide clinical instruction to junior house officers and medical students on their surgical clerkships. By the completion of the fifth year, residents are ready to become independent practitioners.


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    Curriculum Didactics or Conferences

    * All conferences are accompanied and/or moderated by Urologic Attending Physicians

    Wednesday Morning Conferences

    This is a regularly scheduled conference that occurs every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am.

    Campbell’s Club

    1st Wednesday of every month
    Campbell’s chapters are assigned and must be read by all residents


    2nd Wednesday of every month
    Cases are presented and complications are discussed

    Journal Club

    3rd Wednesday of every month
    Journal articles are chosen by chief residents then analyzed and discussed by all residents.

    GU Oncology

    Last Wednesday of every month
    Patients are presented and then reviewed by Urology, Radiology, Pathology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

    Optional  Conferences

    Transplantation, Tumor Board and specific conferences in breast, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, head and neck cancers and melanoma.  Vascular conferences also take place regularly.

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    Curriculum Research Requirements

    With a strong commitment to research, Einstein Medical Center maintains staff and a building dedicated entirely to research. All general urology residents are required to participate in research projects, most of which are clinical. Urologic research laboratories are also available for some projects.