Urology

Welcome from the Program Director

Dr. BeanThank you for your interest in the UMMC urology residency program. The urology program is an accredited five-year program, which includes one preliminary year in General Surgery and four years in Urology. Two residents are selected each year. The appointments for the urology residency are finalized with the American Urological Association Matching Program and also with the National Residency Matching Program.

We are devoted to resident teaching and scholarly activity. In addition to informal instruction on rounds and direction in the conduct of research projects, we have weekly conferences, monthly journal club and periodic visiting professorships. The urology residency is structured to provide graduated responsibilities in the clinics and operating rooms in addition to the opportunity to participate in basic and clinical investigation.

Our program provides training in minimally invasive surgery, including the da Vinci robotic system, and a continued focus on open urologic procedures.

UMMC is the only academic medical center in the state and, thus, attracts a large patient volume with a variety of pathology. The training program at UMMC is committed to full preparation of its participants for the ever-changing practice of urology and provides a sound base for fellowship training or an academic career.

Lastly, our greatest strength is our faculty's commitment to teaching. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Christopher Bean, MD
Program Director
Urology Residency Program