First Year: PGY-1 (Pre-urology)

The major goal of this year is to educate residents in the fundamentals of patient care, such as performing histories and physicals, preoperative and postoperative care, rounding on inpatients, writing chart orders, assisting in surgical procedures and developing basic surgical skills. The resident is also introduced to the concept of the 6 General Competencies, including methods for evaluation. This year is spent in General Surgery with 4 months on the Urology service.