UROLOGY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Introduction & History
The urology residency program at Oregon Health & Sciences University is committed to providing the finest urology training available. We have a rich and long history of excellence in the care of urology patients and the training of urology residents. The urology training program began in 1948 under the direction of Dr Clarence Hodges. Dr. Hodges was Chief of the Division for 31 years. Dr. John Barry took the helm of the program in 1979 and remains active within the Division. Dr. Christopher Amling joined the Division of Urology in March 2009 and is the current Chief.
The urology faculty consists of over twelve academic and clinical urologists including recognized leaders in urologic oncology, stone disease, laparoscopy, renal transplantation, infertility, impotence, urodynamics, incontinence, reconstruction, and pediatrics. A well rounded experience in general urology complements training in the above specialty areas. The result is a very balanced education in both office based and surgical urology. Residents who complete their urology residency may choose careers in private practice, academic urology, or further specialized fellowship training.
The urology residency program consists of five years of training, the first year is spent in clinical general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital and affiliated hospitals in the Portland metropolitan area. These rotations are under the direction of the urology residency program director. Rotations include general surgical, surgical specialty, and intensive care unit experience. The four years of urology training take place at OHSU Hospital, the Portland VA Medical Center Hospital and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. At the R-4 level, six months are spent in academic pursuits. A more detailed description of the rotations follows.
Education agreements between the residents and faculty are regularly reviewed and signed by both. These are based upon the American Association of Medical Colleges “Compact between Residents and Faculty”. These agreements represent our effort to recognize the unique relationship between faculty and resident and state our commitment as faculty to try to provide the finest urology education possible.