“How can I ensure that I will receive the appropriate training that will enable me to be a successful urologist?”
This is the question that you should be asking yourself as you make one of the most important decisions of your life.
I completed my medical school training and my urology residency training at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. After completing a fellowship at the University of Southern California, I returned to Buffalo as a faculty member of UBMD Urology and as the assistant program director for the urology residency program. I become the full-time program director after one year.
With this background, I have firsthand knowledge that our program provides robust and comprehensive training, ensuring that residents who have completed our program have acquired the knowledge and skills to enter into autonomous practice in urology. When I came back to Buffalo, my goal was to help develop this program to its full potential and ensure that future residents receive the best education there is to offer.
Our program provides a wide experience in a variety of areas of urology, in addition to common urological problems. These include such areas as pediatric urology, urological oncology, urodynamics, traumas, renal transplantation and male and female urology and training in traditional “open” surgery, laparoscopy, endoscopy and robotics, ensuring that graduates are fully prepared for independent practice.
Outside of the operating room, our active academic calendar provides a multidisciplinary approach to urologic training through conferences on the following topics: genitourinary oncology multidisciplinary tumor board, research, pediatrics, morbidity and mortality, radiology review, surgical skills and basic sciences, as well as weekly resident-run study sessions.
It is our philosophy that an extensive grounding in the cognitive and psychomotor skills of urology is essential for all residents irrespective of whether graduates seek to undertake fellowship training in basic research (for those anticipating a future academic career), seek to undertake clinical fellowship training or seek to enter clinical practice directly after residency.
If you are looking for a program that will prepare you for the successful practice of urology, take a closer look at the exceptional educational experiences we have to offer. We invite you to come along with us to begin your journey into urology!
Teresa L. Danforth, MD