The Brigham and Women’s Hospital four-year urology training program accepts three new residents and graduates three residents each year. All urology residents spend one preliminary year in the Brigham general surgery residency program prior to commencement of their urology training in the PGY-2 year.
The program is based at several hospitals in the Boston area:
All four hospitals have active emergency rooms; the Brigham is a designated Level 1 trauma center.
The Harvard Program in Urology at Brigham and Women's Hospital offers two sub-internships in Urology for third- and fourth-year medical students, as well as students coming from medical schools abroad. These sub-internships are four-week rotations. For more information on Urology sub-internships, visit our website.
Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Faculty
VA Boston Healthcare System Faculty
Boston Children’s Hospital Faculty
Rotations during the clinical years provide exposure to all aspects of general urologic diagnosis and treatment and offer an unusually extensive experience in pediatric urology, endocrine and renovascular surgery, urologic oncology, endourology, ESWL, laparoscopy, impotence, infertility and reconstructive urology.
Residents rotate at hospitals other than the Brigham. The rotation at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital exposes residents to the management of urologic problems in a community hospital. Pediatric rotations at Boston Children's Hospital provide exposure to complex and common pediatric urologic problems. Lastly, the training program incorporates urology rotations at the VA Boston Healthcare System campuses in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. The West Roxbury campus has a full urologic service.
Joint teaching rounds with radiology, nephrology and pathology supplement basic clinical instruction. Clinical teaching rounds are held at each of the hospitals with key members of faculty. Distinguished national and international lecturers are often invited as guests. Intensive exposure to selected topics of basic science, endocrinology, genetics and medical advances is achieved during weekly teaching seminars, monthly journal clubs and selected Grand Rounds.
During the second year of the program, an ambulatory rotation is supplemented by the opportunity for scholarly activities and research. Residents are encouraged to plan projects and to arrange collaborations with other disciplines in the Harvard Medical School area. Current projects in the various urology laboratories of the program include research work in tumor immunology, immunobiology of renal cell cancer, mechanisms of BPH, molecular biology and oncogenes, novel combination chemotherapeutic approaches, tumor metastases and infertility. The laboratory experience affords the resident an opportunity to write scientific papers and to present data at national meetings.
For additional information on Brigham research and research funding, please visit our Department of Surgery Research page.
Each September we recruit for residents to begin at the PGY-1 level in Urology for the following June. Their first year is divided between General Surgery and Urology rotations. Residents then continue in the urology residency program for a total of five years.
Residency positions for the urology residency program are matched via the American Urological Association (AUA) Urology Residency Matching Program.
We accept applications through the AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Programs participating in ERAS accept only those application materials sent electronically through ERAS. We will not accept any additional supporting documents by mail.
In support of your residency application, we require the following:
Our deadline for receipt of your urology residency application and all supporting documents is September 30.
Each application is reviewed in its entirety with a focus toward a combination of overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential and personal character.
We interview approximately 35 to 40 candidates for the urology program each year. Although we receive applications from many well-qualified candidates, it is not possible to interview all who apply. Every effort is made to notify applicants of their interview status in a timely manner to allow adequate time to make travel arrangements.
This year's urology residency interview dates are October 19 and October 28.
We do not schedule any individual interviews outside of the scheduled group interview sessions.
The interview day begins early in the morning with a continental breakfast followed by a brief group orientation session with Dr. George E. Haleblian, the program director. Following the orientation session, each candidate will be interviewed by both the chairman and program director, followed by twenty-minute interviews with other Harvard faculty members. Brigham and Women's Hospital urology residents will be on hand throughout the day to visit informally with the candidates between interviews and to conduct hospital tours.
For travel arrangements, applicants may anticipate completing all interview and tour activities by 2 pm. Please see our hotel accommodations page for more information.
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