Core Curriculum and Conference Schedule
The Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine General Surgery and Urology Residency Program follows the core curriculum developed by the American Urological Association. Student and resident education follows the clinical experience of the urology services at our teaching hospitals and is organized to include both basic science subjects and all important conditions and management options in the field of urology.
The program is augmented by faculty lectures from experts in a variety of allied disciplines, including surgical pathology, radiology, anesthesiology, nephrology, and endocrinology. Residents and faculty have input into the curriculum and it is constantly revised to reflect various strengths and needs in resident education.
The Department holds weekly didactic and academic conferences in a Grand Rounds format every Friday morning. Monthly Uropathology and Uroradiology lectures are provided by members of the full-time faculty of the Departments of Pathology and Radiology.
In addition to the traditional academic conference schedule, the department has initiated a Life Skills Curriculum for residents. This program is designed to help better prepare residents for life after training by augmenting the tradition curriculum with lectures by experts on such real-world, diverse topics as: paying off student loans, negotiating a contract, buying a home, navigating relationships and a career in Urology and balancing childbearing and child-rearing and a surgical practice.