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Department of Urology

Resident Responsibility

Teaching and leadership are emphasized, and responsibility increases as residents advance in training.

Clinical Activities


All members of the resident staff are closely supervised by members of the teaching faculty and are given increasing responsibilities in inpatient services, the operating room, and outpatient services. All residents become Chief Residents in their final year of training, with experience divided among the University of California Hospitals (Long/Moffitt and Mount Zion), San Francisco General Hospital, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Hospital.


Research Activity


Our faculty is successful and experienced in laboratory research. The department's laboratories are located at Parnassus campus, UCSF Mount Zion, Veterans Affairs and San Francisco General Hospital. The research is well supported, funded and supervised. Projects are conducted in the fields of: oncology, pediatric urology, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, trauma and reconstructive surgery, infertility, stone disease, molecular biology, and trauma. The department is committed to supporting resident research. All residents in training are expected to work on either an experimental or clinical research project (usually both). Publication and presentation of residency research activities are expected and supported by the department.


Resident Teaching Conferences


Teaching seminars are held as follows:

X-ray Conference
Pediatric Urology
Operative Urology
Urologic Oncology
Journal Club
Grand Rounds
Peds Urology/Nephrology Conference
Pediatric Dry Rounds
Patient Management Conference
Research Seminar
Prostate Cancer Seminar

The department also organizes at least two major postgraduate seminars each year where nationally and internationally recognized experts are invited to participate. Resident attendance and participation are mandatory.