University Hospital

The goal of this experience is to provide the resident sufficient exposure and experience to diagnose and treat all adult urologic conditions. On this busy inpatient adult Urology service the residents will get extensive exposure to urologic oncology, laparoscopy, robotic prostatectomy, endourology and stone disease, and urologic trauma.

The Children's Hospital of Alabama

The goal of this experience is to provide the resident sufficient exposure and experience to diagnose and treat pediatric urologic conditions. This is a busy academic pediatric Urology service with three full time pediatric urologists. Residents will be exposed to and participate in the care of patients representing the entire spectrum of pediatric urologic disorders.

Birmingham VA Medical Center

The goal of this experience is to provide the resident sufficient exposure and experience to diagnose and treat adult urologic conditions. The chief resident should progress over the course of the year to be able to perform the major/complex urologic procedures. The junior resident is given increasing responsibility with patient care as the year progresses and when considered appropriate by the faculty and chief resident. The junior resident should progress over the year to be able to perform basic urological procedures and assist on more complex procedures.

UAB Highlands

At UAB Highlands, residents are exposed this hospital, also part of the UAB health system, which is a somewhat differewnt environment than a large tertiary hospital like the Univeristy Hospital. On this rotation, residents will be exposed to a female urology, incontinence, microsurgery, stone disease, prosthetics, reconstruction and general urology.

St. Vincent's East

On this service, residents will rotate on a private service and participate in the care of adult patients with urologic diseases. All of the attending faculty on this service are graduates of the UAB Urology residency and are committed to providing a strong clinical educational experience in the context of a private practice.

Night Float

Rather than taking traditional call Sunday through Thursday, PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents cover the night float service from 6 PM through 6 AM. The resident stays in house during this time, providing care for the inpatients and sees inpatient consultations. On Tuesday morning, the resident is expected to attend the weekly didactic conference.

UAB UROLOGY RESIDENCY ROTATIONS

PGY-1 (Internship)
Site  UAB-GU Benign UAB GU Oncology General Surgery  Trauma/ICU 
Time 3 Months 3 Months  5 Months  1 Month 
Outpatient  10%  10%  10%  10% 
Research  0%  0%  0%  0% 
PGY-2 (URO-1)
Site  UAB-GU Benign  Children's Hospital  Veterans Hospital  Night Float 
Time  2 Months  4 Months  4 Months  3 Months 
Outpatient  10%  10%  40%  10% 
Research  0%  0%  0%  0% 
PGY-3 (URO-2)
Site  UAB-GU Benign  UAB Highlands Hospital  Night Float 
Time  6 months  4 Months  3 Months 
Outpatient  20%  20%  10% 
Research  0%  0%  0% 
PGY-4 (URO-3)
Site  UAB Highlands Hospital Oncology Veterans Hospital  St. Vincent's East  Children's Hospital 
Time  2 Months  2 Months  4 Months  4 Months 
Outpatient  10%  40%  20%  20% 
Research  0%  0%  0%  0% 
PGY-5 (URO-4)
Site  UAB-GU Benign  Veterans Hospital  UAB-GU Oncology 
Time  6 Months  2 Months  4 Months 
Outpatient  10%  10%  10% 
Research  0%  0%  0%