Fifth Year: PGY-5, Senior Resident

(8 months UIHC; 4 months Mason City)

The goal is to further improve knowledge and competence in outpatient and inpatient management in adult urologic disease. To further increase resident responsibility, under supervision, for patient care in all aspects of urology, in outpatient, inpatient and operating room settings. To begin to develop residents’ skills in laparoscopic surgery and further their skills in more difficult endoscopic and percutaneous urologic surgery. To increase resident skills and responsibility in open surgical techniques. To participate in, and understand the practice of urology in a private hospital setting. This rotation is split between two services: UIHC and North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, IA. It is intended that the residents gain exposure to the private practice of urology and the administration of a urological group practice.

This rotation, located in northern Iowa, gives residents an opportunity to participate in a private practice setting with 4 staff urologists. Residents gain experience in all aspects of urologic surgery, including ESWL and transurethral procedures, as well as open and laparoscopic cases. Residents participate in the monthly combined M&M conference via telemedicine, and presents any complications from the Mason City practice. Residents are on first call (from home) every weekday night and on two weekends per month.