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Urology Residency Program

Corey O'Connor, MDThank you for your interest in the ACGME accredited urologic surgery residency training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), an accredited five year curriculum (60 months total; 51 months of clinical urology). The Department of Urology supports three (3) residents per year with rotations at Froedtert Hospital, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Children’s Wisconsin and two local community hospitals. Located in southeastern Wisconsin, MCW is the largest Urology residency training program in the state and covers a diverse population of urban, suburban and rural communities. Froedtert Hospital is the primary adult academic tertiary care facility affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Children’s is the largest and only free standing pediatric hospital in the state. The VA Medical Center is one of the busiest referral VA hospitals in the region.

One of MCW’s strengths is employing nationally and internationally recognized, fellowship-trained experts in all areas of urology. The faculty consists of 19 urologists, eight physician’s assistants/nurse practitioners and four non-urologists with appointments to the Department of Urology. Our group of specialists provide team-oriented, state of the art instruction in urologic oncology, cryotherapy, endourology, robotics/laparoscopy, pediatric urology, female urology, sexual dysfunction, neurourology, reconstructive urology, voiding dysfunction, andrology/infertility, uropathology and uroradiology.

Additional opportunities within the MCW Department of Urology residency training program include:

  • Basic science and clinical research
  • Community urology rotation
  • Elective urology rotation
  • Medical missions in underserved countries
  • Elective rotations at other academic institutions
  • Dedicated training in urodynamics
  • Research presentations at local, regional and national meetings
  • Research assistance from full-time research nurses and biostatisticians

Upon graduation our residents are adequately prepared for careers in either academic medicine or private practice.

R. Corey O'Connor, MD

Residency Applicants 

Thank you for your interest in applying for a urologic residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). 

Program Description

We offer three (3) residency positions each academic year. The PGY 1 year is a combination of 3 urology rotations and 9 general surgery rotations.  PGYs 2-5 are dedicated to education and training in Urology.

The Urology Residency Program participates in the AUA Residency Match; please see the Match Calendar for important dates and information.  ERAS is used for all applications.

Length of Training
Urology is 60 months of clinical urology education
Program Mission & Program Aim

The Department of Urology at Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to the classic academic missions of clinical care, teaching and research. Urology boasts eighteen fellowship-trained physicians with specialty expertise in care across a spectrum of urologic disease processes. Our teaching and research activities are designed to both complement and support our clinical service mission. 
Our program aims to: 
- Educate residents in all aspects of urology and urologic surgery 
- Mentor residents in clinical and basic science research 
- Prepare residents for a career in academic medicine or private practice 
- Teach residents to be physician educators 

Overall Program goals and objectives: 
Education: Educational activities of the residency program will instruct the trainee in the assessment and management of urologic disease. 
Clinical Care: Clinical activities focus on secondary and tertiary care and will provide the trainee with a broad experience preparing them for the practice of urology. 
Research: Clinical and basic research activities are ongoing in many areas in the department. There is ample opportunity for trainee participation in research. 
Teaching Objectives: Humanistic and professional attitudes - To foster development in each trainee of positive humanistic and professional attitudes as essential ingredients of excellence in patient care. Technical skills - To assure acquisition by each trainee of appropriate technical skills and an appreciation of surgical anatomy and physiology.

Residency and the American Board of Urology Certifying Exam
Please see the The American Board of Urology for complete information on American Board of Urology certification examinations eligibility requirements, certification processes, certification components, and for other ABU certification information.

Successful completion of urology residency training which meets ABU expectations and requirements, such as the MCWAH Urology Residency Program, is one element of the ABU Qualifying (Part 1) Examination eligibility requirement. Each resident is responsible for monitoring and completing all requirements and processes necessary for obtaining an ABU Certification.
Our program participates in the American Urological Association Residency Match Program. Eligible residency candidates are those individuals who have:
  • Graduated from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME);
  • Graduated from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA);
How do I apply to the MCW Urology Residency Program?

We utilize ERAS to manage the application process.

Applicants from US Medical Schools must:

  • In your ERAS application, you must:
  1. Provide three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  2. Provide a Curriculum Vitae
  3. Write a Personal Statement
  4. Provide Medical Student Transcripts
  5. Provide USMLE Step 1 Scores
  6. Provide a Dean’s Letter
  7. Prior GME Training

Failure to provide the above information may cause a delay in consideration or rejection of your residency application.

  • Register with National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Visiting sub-intern students must apply via ERAS but will NOT be required to participate in a formal MCW urology residency interview

For IMG applicants

IMGs must provide the above information. In addition, among other qualifications, the following documentation must be provided and/or obtained:

  1. Current ECGMG Certification
  2. US Citizenship
  3. US Permanent Resident
  4. J-1 Visa
  5. H1- B Visa
Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment
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Program Contact
Tammy Janik
Urology Education Program Coordinator
(414) 955-0880 |

Urology Resident Monthly Educational Conferences

Monday Conferences
Every Monday, 6:45-7:30 am
Campbell’s Conference – Residents will discuss specific Campbell’s chapters
Wednesday Conferences
Every Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 am
Pre-Op Conference – All patients scheduled for surgery for the following week will be discussed (Monday-Friday). The resident(s) should be prepared to discuss each case, including all pre-op labs and x-rays.
Thursday Conferences
Every Thursday, 6:30-8:00 am
Pediatric Pre-Op Conference

First Thursday, 4:30-5:30 pm
GU/Radiology Conference – This conference is combined radiology and urology staff. IVP's, ultrasound evaluations, and CT scans will be presented and discussed.

Second Thursday, 6:30-7:30 am
Pediatric M&M Conference.

Third Thursday, 6:30-8:00 am
Pediatric Journal Club.

Fourth Thursday, 4:30-5:30 pm
Adult M&M Conference (combined FH, VAMC). Whenever possible, the specific cases should be discussed by the resident who assisted at the time of the surgical procedure. If this is not possible, then the chief resident will be responsible for the details of the case.

Fourth Thursday, 5:30-6:30 pm
Journal Club – This conference is intended to deal with a critical evaluation of clinical and research studies. Discussion will include content, scientific method, and related articles.

Friday Conferences
First Friday, 7:30-8:30 am
Grand Rounds are held on the 1st Friday of each month from Labor Day through Memorial Day at the Hub for Collaborative Medicine

Second Friday, 7:30-8:30 am
Pathology Conference

Third Friday, 7:00-7:30 am
Resident – Program Director meeting

Third Friday, 7:30-8:30 am
GU Tumor Board – Held in conjunction with Hematology Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology and Radiology. The junior residents are expected to prepare and present the cases at Tumor Board

Fourth Friday, 7:30-8:30 am
Faculty Led Didactic Conference

Fifth Friday, 7:30-8:30 am
Didactic Conference

Urology Resident Rotation Schedule