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     LSU/Ochsner Residency Training Program in Urology

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LSU Medical School and Ochsner Foundation combined their residency training programs in Urology in 1991.This has resulted in the premier urology residency training program in New Orleans. The four year LSU/Ochsner Residency Training Program in Urology combines public and private health care into an outstanding training program within metropolitan New Orleans.

One postgraduate year in the LSU/Ochsner Surgical Programs is necessary before beginning the four year residency in Urology. After this preliminary year, the resident entering into urological training has a good foundation in the fundamentals of surgical techniques and medical diseases of the kidney which enable him to properly advance during the remainder of his four year residency. The urology residency is not a pyramidal system and therefore each resident whose performance is satisfactory is assured of completing his formal academic training and thus becoming eligible for certification by the American Board of Urology.

Urological training comprises of rotations at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, LSU Interim Hospital (University Hospital), East Jefferson General Hospital, and Children's Hospital. Excellent in-patient and out-patient experience in urological disorders in both pediatric and adult patient is accomplished during the four years of urological training at the public and private hospitals affiliated with the program. The twelve members of the urologic faculty participate in daily surgical teaching and education. Weekly urologic radiology, pathology, and didactic conferences are held. In addition, a monthly morbidity and mortality conference and journal club are held. One adult and one pediatric visiting professorship is sponsored for the residents each year.

All residents are encouraged to perform basic and/or clinical urological research, present that research each year, and publish one paper upon completion of the training program. Financial support for presentation of these papers by the residents at national urologic meetings is provided by the program.

The yearly in-service examinations provided by the Office of the Education of the American Urological Association are taken by all the residents. The clinical teaching program and didactic conferences are designed to prepare the residents for board certification. Chief residents are sponsored by the program to take the Board Review Course prior to the Part I Qualifying Examination given by the Board of Urology.

The LSU/Ochsner Residency Training Program in Urology provides a balanced education in both cognitive and non cognitive skills which will be necessary for a competent urologist in today's world.

Applications to the program are received by the GME Office at Ochsner commencing in September. All interviews for selected applicants are conducted on the first Saturday in December. The national match occurs in January.