Residency Program Overview

Subspecialty Programs in the Division of Urology

  • Renal transplantation
  • Multi-disciplinary comprehensive cancer program
  • Comprehensive program for urinary stone management and endourology including extra corporeal shock wave lithotripsy
  • Male infertility
  • Pediatric urology
  • Neuro Urology including urinary incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Infection (Centre for Infection and Biomedical Research)


Trainees will rotate through 4 months adult general surgery, 2 months emergency, 2 months surgery elective, 2 months medicine, and 2 months adult urology. Year 1 is designed to meet educational objectives for core training as defined by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and to prepare for Part II of the Mcc Examination.


This year will consist of 3 months pediatric urology, 4 months adult urology, 3 months nephrology/transplant and 2 months SICU. This year will complete the core training requirements for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and Part II of the MCC Examination will be passed. The principles of Surgery exam will be taken after this year is completed.


Years 3 and 4 will be spent rotating through the teaching hospital urology services in 3 month assignments. These assignments will be programmatic in nature, i.e. oncology, infertility, urodynamics and neurogenic bladder, stone disease etc. Each assignment will be spent in the teaching hospital which focuses primarily in this area. Responsibility levels will vary slightly with the different rotations and there will be cross coverage of general urology in each institution. The trainee will have an opportunity to progress through defined educational objectives in a very focussed manner with a large patient volume. An opportunity for clinical investigation will be provided. Opportunities for full time research are available through the Surgical Scientist Program. This involves rotating off urology with a full time commitment in wet or dry lab type research. Mentors will be identified amongst the faculty or in other centers if appropriate. A higher degree is obtained (M.Sc., Ph.D.)


The final year is spent as a senior resident running a large in-patient/out-patient service with intense operative exposure. This will encompass all aspects of surgical and clinical urology in two 6-month rotations.