The rotation at Montefiore Hospital is an intense clinical experience with high acuity patients. The ED is the fourth busiest in the nation and cares for a diverse population of underserved patients. During the Moses rotation, residents participate in standard open and endoscopic surgery, pelvic floor and reconstructive urology, and a high volume of robotic cases. Clinic experience in female urology, urologic oncology and general urology are also included in this rotation.
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
The Weiler rotation provides exposure to both a full-time academic and a voluntary private practice Urology service. This busy hospital located on the Albert Einstein College of Medicine campus and in close proximity to the new Montefiore Hutchinson Campus for outpatient surgery offers residents the opportunity to participate in the care of patients with a wide range of adult urologic disorders, including genitourinary cancer, nephrolithiasis and voiding dysfunction.
With a full complement of facilities for complex stone surgery and robotics, the Weiler rotation significantly augments the surgical experience of the Urology house staff at each level of training.
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM)
During the PGY-3/URO-2 year, a total of six months are devoted to a pediatric urology rotation, based primarily at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), but also includes care of our youngest patients in the newborn nursery and neonatal ICU at Weiler Hospital.
In addition to providing a rich operative experience, with a high volume of open, laparoscopic and endourologic cases, the rotation offers an early introduction to chief resident responsibility, guided by the department’s three dedicated pediatric urology faculty.
Outpatient clinics and inpatient consults at CHAM establish continuity of care, as the resident manages patients before, during and after their surgeries. Many pediatric patients suffer from comorbid conditions, and resident education and research opportunities are enhanced by collaborative relationships with other departments, including pediatric nephrology, radiology, endocrinology, and genetics.
Montefiore Hutchinson Campus
Approximately 70 percent of urologic surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in the United States. Residents in the Montefiore/AECOM program will now benefit from the opening of Montefiore’s Hutchinson Campus, a 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility located adjacent to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The Department of Urology provides daily clinical and surgical services our Hutchinson Campus, and residents-in-training are fully integrated into the practice at this new facility.
Jacobi Medical Center
Jacobi Medical Center is a public New York City hospital and a Level One Trauma Center. The residents’ responsibilities are divided equally between surgical and outpatient clinical experiences. The surgical cases comprise both adult and pediatric cases, with the former representing a broad range of both minimally-invasive and open surgical approaches. The outpatient clinical experience entails two days of clinical urology and three days of procedures each week.
The clinic is unique in that there is no sub-specialization within the department at this institution. As such, the residents gain a broad exposure to the workup, treatment and management of patients from almost all domains within the field of urology.
The outpatient clinical experience affords a considerable degree of continuity of care of the patients. Finally, unique to this institution is the residents’ exposure to the management of various traumatic urologic injuries, both independently and in collaboration with the highly-trained trauma surgical team.