PGY 5 - Urology 4
The Chief Year is spent on the two adult Urology services at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
Each service is a high volume operative service with a slightly different focus. The minimally invasive service allows the Chief to refine his or her laproscopic and robotic skills. The Chief will spend a large amount of time in the operating room perfecting laproscopic nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic cystectomy, laproscopic pyeloplasty, and advanced minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of BPH. Also, this Chief rotates in the out-patient clinic at the Cancer Institute to augment the oncology experience in anticipation of graduation.
The Adult Urology service at the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital is a busy tertiary referral center for complex urologic disease. The Chief resident on the adult service helps supervise the care in the out-patient hospital area and becomes a mentor for the junior resident team.
The Chief is expected to participate in the workup and management of all patients on the service, coordinate the activities of the junior residents and medical students and serves as the administrative executive for the day to day operations of the residency program.