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PGY-5: Urology 4

The Chief Year is spent on the two adult Urology services at Robert Wood Johnson University 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. Each chief will spend a large amount of time in the operating room perfecting robotic partial and radical nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic cystectomy, pyeloplasty, PCNL, and advanced minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of BPH. Oncology service also includes excellent exposure to robotic and laparoscopic surgery. In addition, this service affords greater exposure to open radical cystectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy (including IVC thrombectomy), as well as RPLND.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is a busy tertiary referral center for complex urologic disease. The chief residents supervise the care in the weekly outpatient urology clinic and becomes a mentor for the junior resident team. Chief residents are 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 serve as the administrative executives for the day to day operations of the residency program.