Urology Residency Program

Jason Hedges in professional attire

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 18 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-specialize with fellowship training.

Urology residents spend 6 months in general surgery and 4 and half 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 and half years of urology training take place at OHSU Hospital, the Portland VA Medical Center, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and Kaiser Medical Centers. A total of six months of urologic research occur during the second and third years 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.

The OHSU Department of Urology is committed to providing the finest urologic training available and producing urologists with expertise in all aspects of medical and surgical care.

We are committed to a training environment inclusive of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic backgrounds, racial and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, religions, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, medical training (osteopathic and allopathic) and other areas in a manner that promotes diversity in our future urologic leaders.

We provide mentorship and support to our residents as well as opportunities to work with diverse patient populations. We are developing training and education surrounding diversity/equity/inclusion and healthcare disparities to promote these values within the department. Visit the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to learn more.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck.

Jason C. Hedges, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director