The Department of Urology of the Stanford University School of Medicine offers a postgraduate residency training program designed to prepare selected physicians to evaluate, understand, and manage medical and surgical aspects of genitourinary disorders.
In addition to providing a rigorous clinical training program, from its inception the Urology program at Stanford has fostered a unique atmosphere of scientific curiosity and endeavor. Through the years, this has manifested itself in ground-breaking basic and clinical research in renovascular hypertension, adult and pediatric urinary tract infection, treatment of urinary incontinence, neurourology, urinary tract physiology, anatomy and cellular biology of the prostate gland, and genitourinary oncology. The large number of Stanford alumni currently holding academic faculty positions and Chairmanships in Urology is testimony to this history. The most important manifestation of this academic atmosphere is, however, the attention to detail and scientific approach to Urology that characterizes the Stanford Urologist, whatever the location and nature of practice.
Through the resident match, three applicants are selected to enter the residency each year, usually from among graduating 4th year medical students. Selection includes acceptance for the internship and first year residency training in General Surgery at Stanford. Following satisfactory completion of this core training in General Surgery, resident trainees will enter into the formal Urology training program. Although all residents are expected to complete their final year of chief residency four years later, each year's appointment is contingent upon satisfactory progress of the individual resident during the preceding year, and all residency appointments are therefore reviewed and renewed annually.