Urology Residency Program
The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) Urology Residency Program is a combined Army and Air Force training program. It is ACGME fully accredited 5 year program with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and a broad experience in urology. The program consists of a surgical internship followed by four years of Urology specific rotations. Currently, 2 trainees (1 AF and 1 Army) are selected at the GME selection board to enter into the program at the intern level.
The objective of the SAUSHEC Urology Residency Program is to produce urologists of the highest quality with the knowledge, clinical acumen and surgical skills to care for the entire spectrum of urologic disease. This will be accomplished by exposing the residents to a rigorous academic training program with a strong didactic curriculum, busy surgical caseload and an enriching research experience. Weekly didactic academic conference involves staff and residents presenting AUA guidelines, Preoperative case conference, Morbidity/Mortality conference, Radiology conference, Tumor Board, Campbell's Club, and Journal Club. Residents will be mentored by staff urologists with fellowship training in Urologic Oncology, Robotic Surgery, Infertility and Impotence, Trauma and Reconstruction, Pediatric Urology, Female/Neurourology, and Endourology. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of a strong physician-patient relationship and delivering urologic care and military readiness. We expect that residents trained in the SAUSHEC Urology Program will become leaders in Air Force and Army Urology and practice Urology with personal integrity, high ethical standards and respect for the patients and their families entrusted in their care.
Resident rotations are located at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and surrounding hospitals in San Antonio. BAMC is the largest medical center in the DoD and is a level 1 trauma center. BAMC has the highest level of patient volume and complexity amongst all DoD facilities. Sub-specialty rotations in pediatrics, oncology, and with a private practice urology group are established in the community. Residents have the opportunity to participate in humanitarian training missions during the Uro-2 and Uro-3 resident years. Resident's receive protected research weeks throughout the residency and may elect to take a 2 month research elective. See block schedule for further details about resident rotations.
All residents participate in simulation training. This includes live animal surgical skills training quarterly at the Wilford Hall Clinical Research Building and dry lab exercises in a new, state of the art simulation center at BAMC.