NEOMED-Affiliated Urology Residency Program
Akron General Medical Center (AGMC) sponsors a fully accredited Urology residency program that is affiliated with NEOMED. This residency utilizes three teaching hospitals in Akron, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Akron City Hospital (Summa), and Akron Children’s Hospital. The residency is overseen by the Medical Education committees at both adult institutions (AGMC and Summa).
The mission of the Urology residency program is to train qualified and board-certified urologists for clinical practice. Mastery of the six core competencies, as designated by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), forms the blueprint for this community-based training. The wide variety of clinical material under the direction and supervision of the faculty provides the environment for this post-graduate education. This is supported by an extensive core curriculum as well as a comprehensive conference schedule. Participation in research as well as preparing presentations for regional and national meetings are also integral parts of this educational endeavor.
The Department of Urology offers two PGY-1 positions in the residency program. Training encompasses the entire scope of urology, including urologic oncology, male infertility, endourology, minimally invasive surgery, robotics, and female urology and incontinence. Rotations also include the opportunity to perform urodynamic testing and to do either clinical or basic science research. The pediatric experience is extensive and is included in rotations during the PGY-2 and PGY-4 years. There is a strong exposure to reconstructive urology, neurogenic bladder, in utero diagnosis of GU anomalies, inguinal anatomy and pathology, and all forms of urologic imaging.
The program consists of one pre-urology year in general surgery and surgical intensive care at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City Hospital. The subsequent four years consist of one month training in nephrology and training in adult and pediatric urology. The program fulfills the American Board of Urology requirements for five years of post-graduate training required for board certification.