Urology Residency with Introduction to General Surgery
The Urology Residency Program at Montefiore is partners with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is a fully ACGME accredited five-year program dedicated to producing the highest quality of young urologists for both clinical practice and academic careers.
Mission Statement: To develop competent, conscientious, collaborative urologic physicians who heal, teach, and discover to advance the health of the community we serve.
Why Urology Residents Choose Montefiore
The Department has worked diligently the last few years to maximize the residency experience and to provide a urologic education which is comprehensive and excellent. Under our residency director Nitya Abraham, MD, and Associate Residency Director, Alex Sankin, MD, the entire program has been revised and refined. Recent students who chose Montefiore for residency did so for many positive reasons including:
- An atmosphere of cooperation and encouragement between the faculty and residents. This is frequently mentioned by students who visit our program.
- A close knit and supportive culture among the residents. Residents teach each other, help each other and socialize as a group frequently. This culture is a great advantage to learning especially in such a busy environment like residency.
- A well-rounded faculty with specialty areas which expose the residents to all areas of urology
- A comprehensive educational curriculum, based on the AUA Core Curriculum and Guidelines, and taught by energetic and willing faculty
- Opportunity to work within a network of hospitals while collaborating with other departments and learning how to coordinate complex multispecialty care
- Opportunity for residents to shape their own experience by working with individual faculty mentors
- Opportunity to do research in clinical outcomes, patient safety/quality improvement projects and to work with very successful basic scientists working on projects pertinent to clinical urology
As a Urology resident, you’ll train with faculty led by Mark P. Schoenberg, MD, Professor and Chair. Urology specialties represented among the faculty include urologic oncology, stone disease, female urology, reconstructive urology, men’s health, prosthetics, pediatric urology and general urology. Residents work with all members of the faculty during their time here.
The Montefiore Urology Residency Experience
The residency is based on hands-on training and extensive early surgical experience. The culture of the Department allows residents to take on significant amounts of responsibility as they progress through the program. Residents here participate in the highest-level patient care and the most complicated surgeries in the field of urology. Physicians and researchers at Montefiore are always open to new ideas for research and are dedicated to help residents pursue their individual paths of inquiry.
Fourth-year medical students can apply to join our program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Interviews are offered to applicants in the fall of the year prior to matriculation. Two applicants are admitted annually to the program. Admitted students enter urology residency immediately after graduation and their entire five year experience is under the guidance of the Department of Urology. General surgery rotations required by the American Board of Urology are completed at Montefiore and coordinated by the Department of Urology.