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The Urologic Surgery Residency training program is dedicated to providing a diverse experience in both the clinical and surgical management of all conditions in urology as well as exposure to research methods and opportunities. Our primary goal is to train residents to be competent general urologists. We make an intense effort to produce residents who are skillful surgeons as well as physicians who have developed the skills to be leaders in their chosen environment.

Residents will be trained by a core faculty, representing a comprehensive breadth of subspecialty practice and clinical research including:

  • Female urology and pelvic health
  • Incontinence
  • Neurourology
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Urologic oncology
  • Reconstructive urology

Where You Will Train


Urology residents will rotate through Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) and additional hospital locations and offices that are either attached to the main hospital or very close. Greater than 9,000 urologic related procedures are performed annually each year across our sites, many using cutting edge surgical facilities and technology. Faculty is heavily involved in clinical research, clinical trial and collaborative endeavors.

Residents will have training opportunities at one of three locations:

Meet the Faculty


Riggs

Meet the Faculty

“Our program prides itself on improving each day and each year. We are not perfect but believe in a culture of transparency where we foster personal and professional growth. Our residents play an integral part in helping to shape, grow and improve our program.”

Stephen B. Riggs, MD, FACS
Program Director, Urology Residency Program

With a nationally and internationally renowned team of physicians in urology who serve as faculty, our residents have access to a breadth of experience and knowledge in the program. See the full list of physicians and their specialties here.


Program Curriculum


Residents will receive extensive training and education each year during the program. They will train in specific rotations and become more confident in their skills.

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Each resident will spend 6 months in general surgical training at Carolinas Medical Center. The remaining 6 months are spent on both inpatient and outpatient general Urology rotations.

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During their first year, residents spend time in 3 core rotations focused on inpatient, outpatient and pediatric Urology. This year is designed to give residents additional exposure to all aspects of Urology in order for them to expand their knowledge enabling them to begin their transformation through graduated responsibility from trainee to independent provider.

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This year seeks to build on the large Urology base developed during the prior year. Residents spend time (in 3-month blocks) on various rotations.

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The third year in Urology exposes residents to the advanced care of both adult and pediatric patients which builds upon the prior years’ experience and occurs over 4 rotations.

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In addition to the many educational and career benefits of the Urology program, residents will receive financial benefits as well.

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Application Criteria


Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Foreign medical graduates must hold a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate and be eligible to obtain a North Carolina medical license at the time of application.

Urology residency applicants must have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) to be eligible for entry into our program.

The following is a list of requirements for our program:

  • Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Photo
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Transcripts
  • ECFMG Status Report (foreign medical graduates only)
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