Urology residency curriculum breeds graduates with broad multidisciplinary experience and surgical expertise

At Main Line Health in the western suburbs of Philadelphia our five-year urology residency curriculum is academically focused and follows the ACGME guidelines, preparing our graduates with necessary experience—scope, volume and cases—to practice urology in whatever environment they choose, whether general or subspecialty, academic or research-oriented.

Urology PGY-1 residents

Post-graduate year-one residents begin their urology residency program here at Main Line Health, spending their first three months in urologic surgery. The next nine months are spent in rotation in various other disciplines including bariatric, colorectal and trauma.

Three months
Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Nine months
Rotations include:

  • Vascular surgery/general surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Trauma
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Urology PGY-2 residents

Post-graduate year two residents spend six months immersed in urologic surgery at Main Line Health followed by three months in urology at Mercy Health System. The last three months of year two are spent at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

Six months
Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Three months
Urology, Mercy Health System

Three months
Pediatric urology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Urology PGY-3 residents

The third-year urology residency curriculum includes ten months of urologic surgery training here at Main Line Health followed by three months of pediatric urology at Nemours.

Ten months
Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Three months
Pediatric urology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Urology PGY-4 residents

Fourth year urologic surgery residents spend ten months at Main Line Health followed by two months at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York.

Ten months
Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Two months
Urologic oncology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Urology PGY-5 residents

The fifth and final year of the urology residency curriculum is a fully intensive 12 months of urologic surgery at Main Line Health.

Twelve months
Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Find out more about the application process. Or get in touch with our program manager Diane Wysocki at wysockid@mlhs.org to learn more about the Urologic Surgery Residency Program.