Urology residents as scholars and surgeons with broad practical experience
On behalf of the faculty and staff of urology services at Main Line Health in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we appreciate your interest in urology residency training and hope you get an opportunity to explore our program and have all of your questions answered.
The Urologic Surgery Residency Program at Main Line Health has a five-year curriculum and is academically focused, following the ACGME guidelines. The training schedule for urology residents is robust to ensure an excellent educational experience. The first year includes a six-month experience in the department of surgery as well as acute critical service, interventional radiology, transplant/nephrology and urology.
The next four years are exclusively in urology. The schedule then comprises rotations at these hospitals:
- Bryn Mawr Hospital
- Lankenau Medical Center
- Riddle Hospital
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
- Mercy Health System
At graduation, our urology residents have the necessary scope, volume and cases, as well as the experience to practice urology in the environment of their choice to include general or subspecialty training, and/or an academic or research-oriented career.
Urology residents are encouraged to be involved in clinical science research as well as to author articles and present self-initiated papers at local and national meetings. Scholarly activity is the cornerstone of our program. We strive for urology residents who are motivated and responsible and who possess excellent leadership and surgical skills. Urology conferences include:
- Morbidity and Mortality
- Multi-Disciplinary Pathology Conference
- Grand Rounds
- Journal Club
- Weekly Didactics
- In-Service Board Review
Laurence H. Belkoff, DO, FACOS
Director, Urologic Surgery Residency Program, Main Line Health