Program mission and aims
Urology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is committed to providing a high-quality resident training environment, balancing time for educational experiences with patient care responsibilities. Our residents operate and care for patients in clinics and on the wards at an academic medical center, a community hospital and at a Veterans Hospital to prepare for careers as academic or community urologists. Our goal in the Section of Urology mirrors that of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's, which is to provide each person the best care, in the right place, at the right time, every time.
The D-H Urology residency program goal is that our residents will finish our program as skilled urologic surgeons and compassionate physicians. Our aim is to teach residents to diagnose and manage patients who present with any urologic disease. Our graduates complete the residency program with the technical skills to be able to offer their future patients a choice of surgical procedures. Residents have opportunities to perform research in keeping with our institution’s mission of advancing health through research, education and clinical practice.
The Urology Residency program is dedicated to providing residents with the basic science knowledge, clinical acumen, and surgical skills sufficient for the academic or private practice of urology at graduation. The program encompasses the scientific basis of urological pathophysiology and therapeutics, clinical diagnosis and management, surgical technique, and socioeconomic perspectives of the practice of urology.
The program emphasizes one-on-one interaction between the faculty and residents, fostering an apprenticeship style. A resident progresses at his or her own pace rather than by rank. Residents at all stages are involved in patient management from the first office visit through surgery and post-operative follow-up.
Residents are exposed to the continuum of urological care in diverse settings, including the inpatient service, consultation service, ambulatory surgical unit, outpatient clinic, and emergency and urgent care settings. Residents gain fluency in all major surgical cases under direct supervision of the attending surgeon.
Residents also acquire a robust understanding of the principles of clinical and applied research through monthly Journal Club discussions and independent scholarship.
- Chief resident Lael Reinstatler and senior resident Robin Djang were selected for New England Section scholarship to attend the AUA advocacy meeting in Washington DC and meet with legislators in their Capitol offices.
- Dartmouth Urology will have a strong presence at the up-coming New England AUA meeting in Providence in September.
- Follow us on Twitter: @DartmouthUro