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PGY-3: Urology 2

The PGY 3 Urology residents spends total of 6 months on the pediatric service at the Bristol Myers-Squibb Children's Hospital as well as 6 months on research elective.

During the six month rotation, the resident becomes comfortable managing common and complex pediatric problems including hypospadias, vesicoureteral reflux and neurogenic bladder dysfunction.  Two pediatric urology faculty in addition to private pediatric urologists provide a busy and extensive operative experience. During the PGY-3 year the resident is also exposed to more complex adult endoscopic cases and begins to perform minimally-invasive, robotic and laparoscopic cases.

The PGY-3 spends a total of 6 months dedicated to basic or clinical science research. The resident selects research projects with his/her mentor that based upon the interest of the resident. The resident is encouraged to present the research at a national meeting and submit the completed work for publication. During this rotation, the resident spends one day per week under the guidance of Dr. Hari Tunuguntla to learn the fundamentals of urodynamic evaluation.