Urology during General Surgery: 3mo. Community Rotations: St. Joe, Private Practices (Ann Arbor / Ypsi) Fellowships: Endo, Fem/Recon, Onc, SUO.
University of Michigan Program - Khaled S. Hafez, MD, Program Director
Program highlights provided by PD:
1. Curriculum and Lectures: The basic urology curriculum will span over two years with core topics reviewed yearly in the beginning of the academic year. Four focused review sessions will be provided by the chief residents (PD supervised) prior to the In-Service Exam (ISE).
2. Rotations: In response to faculty and resident feedback, we are piloting this year, three month block chief rotations on the Oncology/VA services. We hope this will positively impact the resident/faculty experience and patient care. Depending on feedback/outcome we may expand other services/rotations to three month intervals.
3. Basic Surgical Training:
A.) Open techniques. Practice sessions started June 2013 for PGY1s. This was very well received by the residents and they requested twice yearly sessions for the first two years if possible.
B.) Robotic techniques 1.) Faculty will be hosting an introductory practice session at the Simulation Center every July. 2.) To further improve training we are in the process of breaking down commonly performed robotic cases into detailed systematic steps. Faculty/residents can track progress on the specified forms. These forms will be available and I encourage their use to track progress.
4. Laparoscopic and Endoscopic techniques: Feedback from faculty and residents strongly reflects strength in these areas.
5. Learning Evaluations:
A.) Oral Boards: Yearly formal mock oral boards will start Spring/Summer 2014. We are in the process of finalizing the details. We will standardize the exam according to the HO level.
B.) Written In-Service: Well defined standards have been communicated with all faculty/residents.
A program that really has it
A program that really has it all, I mean everything. They have an extensive amount of faculty and resources towards research both clinical and basic science. I think the chair Dr. Bloom is one of the nicest guys I have ever met, really. They have some great surgeons that are really active in the program and the education of residents. I personally saw a bright future for the program in the long term with Dr. Farber and Dr. Wolf. The residents are all really great people. Also of course the location is a big draw. I really came away knowing why I had heard this program is one of the best and looking like one that will be in the top urology programs for years to come.
Fellows - Endourology,
Fellows - Endourology, Female/Reconstruction and Oncology