The Urology Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides five years of postgraduate training: one core year of preliminary surgery and four years of clinical urology.
This residency offers a well-rounded clinical experience, utilizing a mentor model (one resident assigned to one faculty). All surgical faculty subspecialize and each resident and faculty pairing is the core clinical team assessing patients in the office, operating and caring for them in hospital. Surgical skill acquisition is both rapid and incremental in robotics, endourology, laparoscopy, female and male reconstructive surgery, urologic oncology and pediatric urology.
Didactics are well structured including online learning, and faculty and resident run conferences. For research, faculty-resident mentoring is extended to include summer research students who focus on Mayo clinical electronic databases gathering information for faculty and resident initiated projects. As chief resident, you have a structured "transition to practice" experience with three half-days of chief clinic each week and surgery every day, affording an opportunity to manage outpatients and develop a surgical practice.
Benefits and highlights of the Urology Residency include:
- Comprehensive preparation for a career in clinical practice or academic medicine
- Close working relationships with a focus on one-on-one surgical mentoring
- Extensive clinical experience with both common and complex urological problems
- A strong didactic curriculum that includes a variety of conferences, lectures and courses
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The residency curriculum meets the certification requirements of the American Board of Urology. After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the qualifying examination offered by the American Board of Urology.
The Urology Residency at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, began in 2000. We anticipate that two trainees will complete this program annually.
- 40 percent completed or are completing a fellowship
- 67 percent are in private or group practice
- 20 percent have joined the Mayo Clinic staff in Jacksonville or are in academic practice