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Message from the Program Director
The Urology Residency Program at Indiana University Medical Center offers prospective residency candidates a broad spectrum of urology experience in a four-year program following one year of general surgery training (postgraduate year one). Urology residents rotate through an adult academic hospital, the state's largest children's hospital, a large city-county facility, a Veterans Administration Hospital, and a large private hospital. They gain experience in all aspects of urology. The department has been consistently rated in the top 20 urology programs by the U.S. News & World Reports.
The Urology faculty is committed to the development of each resident to the maximum of that individual's potential. We hope to assist each graduate of the program in the realization of personal goals and attainment of positions in academic or community practices. Methods of accomplishing this include:
- Providing abundant clinical training
material for resident experience in all
aspects of urology with a focus on cancer,
reconstruction, pediatrics and minimally
- Providing opportunity to operate and
master surgical judgment and techniques.
- Promoting the development of critical diagnostic and analytic qualities, both in patient care and in reading and interpretation of medical literature.
- Providing opportunities for basic science
research as well as clinical and surgical
research projects corresponding to the
individual resident's interests.
- Assisting in the development of teaching,
writing, and speaking skills to enhance
What we are looking for in applicants:
- Team players
- Academic approach to medicine
- Hard working
- The right fit
Chandru Sundaram, M.D.,
Professor, Director of the Residency Program and Minimally Invasive Surgery
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