Harvard Program in Urology / Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Chairman: Adam Kibel, M.D.

Program Director: George Haleblian, M.D.

Phone: 617.732.6861 Fax: 617.264.6850 tsmith10@partners.org

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Harvard Program in Urology / Brigham and Women’s Hospital - George Haleblian, M.D., Program Director

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Harvard Program in Urology / Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Survey Respondent: 
George Haleblian, M.D., Program Director
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 

The goal of the Harvard Program in Urology (Longwood) is to train leaders in the field who will contribute both academically and clinically. Our objective is to train urologists who will develop, transform, and implement the future standard of care through innovative science, progressive education, and compassionate patient care. The Program is dedicated to serving the needs of our local, regional, national and global communities, and providing the highest quality health care to patients and their families at our campuses. Our goal is to expand the ability to care for urologic patients through research and integrating novel discoveries into patient care, and educating the next generation of urologic leaders. Key components of the program include:

  • Exceptional operative and clinical experience

  • Strong educational program

  • Research opportunities

  • Collaborative programs with other Harvard institutions (public health, business school, Center for Surgery and Public Health)

What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 

The Harvard Program in Urology (Longwood) is looking for exceptional candidates that distinguish themselves by not only academic excellence, but also by their commitment to improving the world around them.  Students should be well rounded.  They should be dedicated and passionate about their interests and endeavors.  They should have a personable nature with the capacity to work well and communicate effectively with the entire healthcare team.  We strive to train exceptional compassionate physicians and future leaders in healthcare.

What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 

All aspects of the application are carefully reviewed.  Emphasis is placed on examination scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation and sub-internship performance (any institution).  Sub-internship opportunities are available but are not required as we understand the limitations to scheduling these rotations.  For information on Sub-Internship opportunities click here.

What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 
  • Gain exposure to programs outside of your home institution and/or region to achieve some perspective prior to applying or formulating your rank list.

  • Strengthen your C.V. by demonstrating academic aptitude and participating in activities/projects that show an active interest in urology.

  • Consider programs that provide a breadth of exposure to various aspects of urology (research interests, technology, institutional styles, attending techniques, specialties and general urology, academic and private practice interests, etc.) so that you can make an educated career choice with as many options as possible in the field.

  • Choose a program that is the best fit for you personally. Do not choose exclusively because of a name or reputation, or you may find yourself dissatisfied with your choice down the road.


What do people think about this program? It's at a great institution, without doubt, but I never hear anything about the program itself.

Start by giving your own impression then maybe someone will add their input. Be proactive?

The residents seem really cool, but the faculty are kind of a mystery. They seem to operate a lot. A couple used to publish a lot, but don't really anymore. It seems that only one is doing important research now.

anyone else? anyone rank this program?

A lot of turn over in BostonMcDougal and Richie both stepping down.

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