Nicole Belko, MD, a fourth-year resident, says the mentorship program “has made me feel even more supported by the faculty within the department.”
“The ability to have one-on-one time with a faculty member to help steer me in the right direction with my personal and professional goals within urology has made my transition throughout residency smoother,” she says.
Belko is mentored by residency program director Teresa L. Danforth, MD, and says the mentor/mentee relationship they have formed has been invaluable in her journey through residency.
“Dr. Danforth has helped me realize my passion for pediatric urology and what I want out of my future career,” Belko says. “She has also assisted in my personal growth and self-confidence as a I have gone through different milestones within the program.”
Belko says she encourages future residents to be open with their mentor with what they are looking for in their residency.
“The mentor is there to answer any questions and provide support,” she says. “Don’t be afraid to open up and express any specific concerns or topics you would like to discuss.”
Our five-year urology residency program prepares our trainees to safely and effectively care for patients. We help our residents develop the skills and knowledge they need to practice robotic surgery and all urologic procedures. We are known for our distinguished faculty, unparalleled training opportunities and compassionate patient care.