The Urology Residency Program at Naval Medical Center San Diego is a 6 year ACGME accredited program, offering residents a broad range of experience in general surgery and urology. The program includes two years in general surgery and four years in urology, with two residents per year level. The program prides itself in not only producing graduates who meet the standards of professional excellence adopted by the American Board of Urology, but also military surgeons ready to serve in today’s environment of high military operations tempo.
The academic program begins at the staff attending level down to residents, interns, and medical students at all weekly conferences: Journal Club, Campbell's review, Pre-op Conference, core lectures, grand rounds, staff rounds, and Mortality and Morbidity. The supporting hospitals and outside rotations consist of the following: Kaiser, Rady Children’s Hospital, Sharp Transplant, and Scripps Mercy for general surgery. Rotations include pediatric urology, urology/gynecology, infertility, urology oncology, research, general urology, and outlying rotations at supporting hospitals, which includes a transplant rotation.
The Urology Residency Program prides itself on its commitment to research and academics. Residents are allowed six months during the program to focus on research. Each resident is expected to continually work on research during the course of the residency program. Every resident is required to have at least two published articles by the end of the residency program. The faculty are actively engaged in research projects with the residents.
We have achieved a 100% pass rate over the last decade on Parts I and II of the American Board of Urology exams. Over 50% of graduating residents have gone on to fellowship training, with many remaining active in academics throughout their careers.
Staff within the department specialize in male infertility, laparoscopy and minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery, pediatric urology, urologic oncology, female, genital and pelvic reconstructive surgery and general urology.