Education & Conferences

  • Surgical Indications (weekly) - Indications is a weekly review of all complicated/complex operative cases scheduled for the week. This is an important and valuable teaching conference for the residents, especially junior residents, as the indications for a variety of procedures are reviewed. The conference also serves as a forum for the entire division to weigh in on treatments and planned procedures for challenging patients.
  • Urology Journal Review (monthly) - We review 3-4 peer-reviewed journal articles on a variety of urologic topics every month. Food is included!
  • Chief Teaching Rounds (weekly) - Chief Teaching Rounds is a unique opportunity for residents to present and discuss cases to the Division Chief. These sessions, in addition to discussing patient care also address professionalism and interpersonal issues as well as other resident chosen topics.
  • Short Topic-based Teaching (bi-weekly) - The residents have dubbed these "bolus rounds". These sessions are typically given by a faculty member and consist of a half hour discussion dedicated to teaching topics chosen by the residents and faculty.
  • Urology Grand Rounds (monthly) - Grand rounds are invited faculty or case presentations by the residents.
  • Morbidity and Mortality (monthly) - The chief resident reviews / presents cases with complications, with consideration of possible alternative treatment strategies while identifying opportunities for improvement in care delivery for the Urology service overall.
  • Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Rounds (bi-weekly) - Discussion of the evaluation and management of specific genitourinary cancers amongst all implicated specialties including medical oncology, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and urology.
  • Urology Resident Teaching (weekly) - Review using an established 5-year curriculum of all the relevant knowledge contained in the core text, Campbell's Urology.
  • Urology In-Service Exam Review (6 weeks in the fall) - Review of board preparation topics and questions. This review replaces Urology Resident Teaching in preparation for the AUA In-Service Exam in November.
  • Research Seminars (quarterly) - This seminar serves as the forum for research design and analysis, regulatory issues, and professional development (topics such as teaching, family centered care). All ongoing Divisional, as well as future planned research activities are discussed.
Urology sites:
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
UVM Medical Center

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