The Urology residency curriculum has a comprehensive educational conference schedule, outlined
below. The Tuesday lectures are based on a set of core curriculum topics with suggested readings.

UAB Urology - Weekly Conference Schedule (July 2008) 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM
Grand Rounds

Week 1:
Faculty Lecture

Week 2:

Week 3:
Resident Lecture

Week 4:
Research Meeting

Week 1:
Tumor Board
8:00 AM-
5:00 PM

6:00 PM
Week 1:

Week 2:
Pediatric Urology

Week 3:

Week 4:

Week 1:
GU Radiology

Week 2:

Week 3:
GU Radiology

Week 4:
Radiology Lecture
6:00 PM Week 2:
Faculty Meeting

Week 3:
Journal Club
Week 3:

Tuesday Urology Grand Rounds:

Every other Tuesday - Core urology topics (faculty or resident lecture; core series of topics over 24 months)

  • Campbell's reading assignments (chapter) for each core topic

One Tuesday - Research meeting

One Tuesday - Geriatrics lecture

If fifth Tuesday - Preop conference or other (flexibility for visiting professors)



Wednesday Conference:

First Wednesday - Urogynecology Conference - Combined conference (Urology residents and urogynecology faculty and fellows)

Second Wednesday - Pediatric Urology Conference - Resident conference monthly

Third Wednesday Pathology Conference - Resident conference monthly

Fourth Wednesday - Campbell's Club (resident conference); 24 month curriculum to be coordinated with core lectures

  • Campbell's chapter assigned and reviewed (Dr. Colli to be present and monitor)



Thursday Conference:

First and Third Thursdays - GU Radiology conference

Second Thursday - Campbell's Club (resident conference); 24 month curriculum to be coordinated with core lectures

  • Campbell's chapter assigned and reviewed (Dr. Colli to be present and monitor)

Third Thursday - Morbidity and Mortality following GU radiology

Fourth Thursday - Radiology Conference/Lecture (begins in August)

If fifth Thursday - Radiology Conference



Tumor Board:

 First Friday of month (cases selected in advance)



Journal Club or Faculty Meeting

Second Wednesday - Faculty Meeting

Third Wednesday - Journal Club (alternating locations)



Faculty lecture: 1st Tuesday, 7:00 AM

A 45 minute lecture on a topic selected from the core curriculum, given by a faculty member.



Geriatrics conference: 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 AM

Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, and Urology will attend monthly didactic session lasting 30 minutes in duration.  The overall goal of this program is to educate surgical residents of the care of older adults in the pre-, peri- and post-operative period. The lecture series topics are guided by the designated competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).



Resident lecture: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00 AM

A 45 minute lecture on a topic selected from the core curriculum, given by a resident.



Research conference: 4th Tuesday, 7:00AM

This conference is coordinated by the resident on the outpatient procedures/research rotation. The faculty, residents, and all staff involved in research discuss the status and progress of ongoing research projects.


Preoperative conference 5th Tuesday, 7:00 AM

The Chief Resident will prepare interesting cases to be discussed by faculty and residents. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the indications for the procedure and possible alternative management strategies.


Urogynecology conference: 1st Wednesday 5 - 6 PM

Clinical topics and research in female urology/urogynecology are discussed.


Pediatric Conference: 2nd Wednesday, 5 - 6 PM

Relevant pediatric topics are discussed with one of the pediatric urologists. The topic to be discussed and required relevant reading will be listed on the textbook conference schedule.


Journal Club: 3rd Wednesday, 6:30 PM

The purpose of this conference is to discuss the most recent urologic literature. A list of eight to ten articles is selected by the faculty moderator and circulated to the residents and other faculty approximately two weeks prior to the conference. Residents present the articles and a discussion with faculty and residents takes place. The faculty and residents start this meeting with dinner at 6 PM.


Pathology conference: 4th Wednesday, 5 - 6 PM

The purpose of the conference is for the residents to become familiar with genitourinary pathology. Pathology cases are presented and reviewed with a genitourinary pathologist.


Uroradiology conference: 1st and 3rd Thursday, 5- 6 PM

Images for the Urologic Imaging Conference are usually presented by a uroradiologist. The senior resident at each hospital is responsible for the presentation of cases from their respective hospitals. Residents will be called upon to read the x-rays and discuss the evaluation and management of the patient. It is expected that the more senior residents will discuss the more complicated cases.


Morbidity and Mortality conference: 3rd Thursday, following Uroradiology conference

Complications from the previous month for each hospital are discussed. The cause of each complication and prevention strategies are discussed. This enhances resident education and promotes patient safety.


Campbell's Conference: 2nd Thursday and 4th Wednesday 5 - 6 PM

Campbell's chapter assigned and reviewed (proctored by Dr. Colli)


Radiology Lecture 4th Thursday 5 - 6 PM

Lecture from core Uroradiology topics, given by Radiology faculty


Indications conference:

            a) Tuesday PM at VA

            Cases for the upcoming week are presented and discussed with Dr. Kolettis and Dr. Colli

            b) week prior by residents for UAB

            The purpose is to discuss all cases scheduled at University Hospital for the following week.
             This conference is led by the chief resident.


Tumor Board: 1st Friday 7:00 AM

A multidisciplinary conference attended by urology faculty and residents, radiation oncology faculty, medical oncology faculty, and pathology faculty. Cases are presented, pathology is reviewed and input from attendees is used to formulate a treatment plan.