Urology is a combination of office-based practices combined with major open surgical cases and the utilization of high-tech equipment, such as during laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures.
There is a big push towards performing minimally invasive surgical procedures on the entire urinary tract. Graduates from Tulane Urology will gain a broad understanding of the diagnostics and therapeutics as it relates to traditional, as well as the use of cutting-edge, urologic technology. Tulane Urology has a long tradition of embracing the latest technology to facilitate patient care and enhance resident education.
Urology residency lasts four and a half years, after completing six months of General Surgery.
The typical workday during urologic residency involves patients in the Urology clinic, in the open surgical suite, the endourology/laparoscopic/robotics surgical suite, or being involved in outpatient procedures such as cystoscopy, urodynamics, and so forth.
The residents are assigned to different urological sub-specialty services, and based on the service in which he/she is assigned, the times spent in the clinic will vary. In a usual week, a resident spends at least 15 hours in an outpatient clinic setting. A typical work week comprises about 50 hours. The department strictly follows the RRC/ACGME work rules guidelines.
Our department has three full time PhDs fueling your research needs. Additionally, all our full-time faculty are available and would involve interest in medical students in their ongoing research activities.
Raju Thomas, MD, FACS, MHA -- Chairman
Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.
The audience interest group is active and all medical students who have an interest in Urology should contact:
We recommend that those in T3, especially early in T3, should spend an elective week or two on the Urology service, so as to familiarize themselves with the weekly schedules, the Urology clinic, and the procedures in the various areas of urologic surgery and diagnostics. Further, we recommend that those interested in urology take a sub-internship for a minimum of two months outside of Tulane, based on COVID-19 guidelines. Our residency coordinator, at 504-988-2794, Demi Robert, can facilitate your needs.
In Urology, which is relatively competitive, we look as USMLE scores, research activities within urology, medical school GPAs, the references from sub-internships, and their performance during electives at Tulane Urology. Presentations, publications, and research activities are given the highest merit.
Having a reasonably high Step 1 score, along with research activities, are considered to be the initial evaluation criteria.
Clerkships and letters of recommendation are added onto these in the decision making process.
Interviews and other application materials follow these in importance when deciding on residents.
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Dr. Katrina D’Aquin can put you in touch with potential mentors.
Smith’s & Tanagho’s General Urology textbook(link to Amazon)