Urology Residency Program
Welcome to the Urology Residency Training Program at Oregon Health & Science University. We are excited that you have chosen Urology as your specialty and are committed to providing the finest urologic training available.
The Department of Urology teaching faculty consists of more than 15 academic and clinical urologists.Our specialists include nationally-recognized leaders in urologic oncology, stone disease, robotic and laparoscopic surgery, renal transplantation, infertility, erectile dysfunction, urodynamics, female pelvic medicine, incontinence, surgical reconstruction, and pediatric urology. A well-rounded experience in general urology complements training in sub-specialty areas. The result is a balanced education in both office-based and surgical urology. Residents who complete their urology residency are ready for careers in private practice, academic urology, and most go on to further sub-specialized with fellowship training.
Urology residents spend one year in general surgery and four years in urology.The first year internship is spent in general surgery at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital and affiliated Portland VA Medical Center. These rotations are under the direction of the urology residency program director and include general surgery, surgical rotations, critical care, vascular surgery, and/or trauma.The following four years of urology training takes place at OHSU Hospital, the Portland VA Medical Center, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Six-months of urologic research occur during the fourth year of urology training.
Our program attracts competitive candidates with outstanding qualifications from top training centers around the country. Each year we receive several hundred applicants for three incoming positions.
We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck.
Residency Application Process
The Department of Urology at Oregon Health & Science University participates in the American Urological Association Office of Education's Residency Matching Program. Applications are processed through the American Association of Medical Colleges Electronic Residency Application Service. No paper applications will be accepted. For questions or additional information about the Urology Residency Training Program, please contact the Residency Program Coordinator, Susi Driscoll by email or by calling (503)418-9132 Learn More
Visiting Medical Student Program
Program Training Overview
The urology training program is 5 years, starting with a Pre-urology internship year of general surgery and continuing with 4 years of residency training in clinical urology. Residents will have the opportunity to work in adult, pediatric, VA, Kaiser, and female urology clinics Residency Program Conferences A variety of required and optional educational conferences are available for the urology residents at OHSU.
Salary and Benefits
The annual salary is dependent upon the level of postgraduate training the resident/fellow has completed within the United States. Learn More
Our residents come from diverse backgrounds. Alumnae have offers all over the country, but usually opt to stay in the Pacific Northwest. The residents find time in their busy schedules to enjoy the perks of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
OHSU is an academic health center occupying 33 major buildings on a wooded, 116-acre campus. Paths for joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians border the campus and connect it to downtown Portland, Oregon's largest city. Residents enjoy a lively downtown area with its museums of art and science, nearby zoo, botanical gardens, center for performing arts, symphony orchestra, opera, ballet and theater. Professional basketball, ice hockey, soccer and baseball provide additional sources of entertainment.Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound. Nearby rivers and lakes invite swimming, fishing, sailing and other water sports. Mt. Hood, which is visible from OHSU and has a year-round ski area, is only an hour's drive away. The coast can be reached in about 90 minutes.Portland contains 7,500 acres of parkland in 160 locations including Forest Park, the largest urban wilderness within any American city. Oregonians take pride in their environment and work to protect their natural resources. Learn More
Christopher Austin, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.
Urology (Pediatric), Urology Surgery (Pediatric)