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Urology Chattanooga Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide a wide variety of experiences to prepare residents for clinical, as well as future academic practices in urology. Erlanger Health System is a part of a large health system whose mission includes support as a major participating hospital for medical students and graduate medical education. Residents will spend time at Erlanger and Children's Hospital at Erlanger learning proper assessment of urologic outpatient and post-operative management. They will be initiated into the fundamentals of transurethral surgery and exposed to pediatric patients most of whom undergo diagnostic or therapeutic surgical procedures. 

First year Urology Residents (PGY-1) will begin their training by rotating in the Department of Surgery to gain the appropriate medical knowledge and surgical skills necessary for advanced urologic training beginning during the PGY-2 year. 

Second year Urology Residents (PGY-2) build on their knowledge and surgical skills and will be introduced to specialty areas of anti-incontinence surgery, endourology, reconstructive surgery of the lower urinary tract, and percutaneous renal surgery. They will also rotate on a 1-month research block.

Third year Urology Residents (PGY-3) will assume progressively more increased responsibilities. 

Fourth year Urology Residents (PGY-4) will serve as Chief Residents, gaining increased progressive responsibility for patient care and for organization of each service for both inpatient and outpatient experience. Learning administrative skills will involve delegation of work to junior residents as well as being responsible for surgical cases, including all GU traumas that are treated within our training site.


Sep 16, 2022