University of North Carolina

Urology during General Surgery: 4mo. Community Rotations: Charlotte, NC and Raleigh, NC. Fellowship: Endo.

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North Carolina

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Interview Impressions: UNCTwo residents per year, 5 year program.  Intern year very benign, with lots of urology.  6 months research in PGY2.  6 months of PGY3 spent in Charlotte, NC which is 2 hours away.  Good volume, good robotic experience, good autonomy/hands on experience.  No infertility training, otherwise good specialty coverage.  The actual campus is beautiful with all of the hospitals right there.  Chapel Hill is a very livable city, easy drive to beach and mountains.  Residents were very happy, friendly, excited to be there, etc.  Dr Carson is both the chairman and PD, and seemed like a very nice guy with an open door.  

Fellow - Endourology

Updated info as of 7/2014:Three residents per year, 5 year program.  Intern year very benign, with lots of urology (4 months!).  4 month research rotation with 2 days a week of protected research time as a PGY2.  4 months of PGY2 & PGY4 spent in Charlotte, NC which is 2 hours away which is an exceptional clinical and operative (endo, open, lap & robotic) experience. 4 months spent at WakeMed in Raleigh as PGY-4. As a PGY-2/3 home call once a week and Fri-Sun home call every ~5 weekends. As a PGY-4/5 home call as 2nd call one week per month.  Great volume, very strong robotic experience, good balance of autonomy/hands on experience with faculty teaching/presence. All specialties represented now with new Bayor-trained infertility attending (starting 2nd year at UNC).  Brand new peds uro attending who came from Duke makes the 3rd peds uro attending.  The actual campus is beautiful with all of the hospitals right there.  Chapel Hill is a very livable city, easy drive to beach and mountains. Very affordable housing (rent or buy).  Residents were very happy, friendly, excited to be there, hang out together, etc.  Became it's own Department of Urology in 2013 and the department is growing rapidly under Dr. Pruthi's leadership. Dr. Wallen is the program director and is pretty much the best guy ever who always has an open door.