Urology Residency

About Our Urology Residency

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center’s Urology Residency Program is a 5-year training program that accepts 3 residents per year. The hospital is located in Burlington, approximately 17 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. Our residents rotate at hospitals that accommodate outpatient clinics and operating rooms under one roof, allowing trainees to participate in outpatient evaluation, operative procedures, post-operative care and hospital follow-up.

he newly renovated emergency room, with more than 40,000 annual visits, serves the local community as well as a wide tertiary referral base ensuring a broad range of cases. With over 23 faculty on staff, residents receive excellent training in a variety of surgical procedures. Our alumni have gone on to competitive careers in academia as well as private practice.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Mission

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Division of Urology, we prioritize a safe, inclusive and transparent clinical and educational environment. We foster collaborative engagement to improve patient care and medical knowledge and to continue our path of DEI throughout our workspace.

We understand the importance of creating a workforce that mirrors the diversity in our communities and advances inclusion and health care equity. Our division is committed to develop diversity, equity and inclusion in our faculty and our program to bring high quality care to our patients.

We believe that providing the best care for the people we serve begins by best supporting the people who provide that care. Our commitment to DEI in our division is tied to our mission of providing the best possible education to traditionally underserved communities, and to right the health care injustices and inequities that still persist.

Schedule & Rotations

Program Details

The five clinical years are vertically integrated with graded responsibility for patient care.

PGY-1 (Internship)

The urology interns will rotate through urology, general surgery, surgical ICU and other subspecialty rotations to enrich their educational experience. During internship year, residents will become familiar with the physiology and pathophysiology of urologic diseases.

  • 6 months on the urology service at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 6 months will be spent on general surgery rotations, surgical ICU rotations and other subspecialty rotations at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

PGY-2 (Junior Resident)

During the PGY-2 year, residents have a dedicated rotation in our basic science research lab. During this time, residents participate in teaching conferences and will attend a weekly outpatient clinic rotation. Clinical training during this year focuses on basic urology including endoscopy, inpatient consults, and early exposure to robotics.

  • 6 month research rotation
  • 6 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

PGY-3 (Junior Resident)

During the PGY-3 year, residents spent time becoming familiar with more complex endoscopic procedures as well as performing major and minor operative procedures. They also rotate at Winchester Hospital where they gain additional exposure to a community practice. During this year, the PGY-3 resident has their first exposure to pediatric urology with a rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital.

  • 7 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 2 month rotation at Winchester Hospital
  • 3 month rotation at Boston Children’s Hospital

PGY 4 (Senior Resident)

During the PGY-4 year, residents spend the majority of their time at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center becoming proficient in pelvic and advanced reconstructive surgery. A second pediatric urology rotation occurs during this year where the resident performs at a senior resident level.

  • 8 month rotation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
  • 2 months at Winchester Hospital
  • 2 months at Boston Children’s Hospital

PGY 5 (Chief Resident)

The PGY-5 year is spent as a chief resident at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. The chief resident spends the year becoming proficient in major operative procedures and is responsible for organizing conferences at both teaching hospitals. The chief residents supervise and coordinate the junior residents as well as medical students. This increasing level of independence prepares the chief residents for the transition to fellowship or independent practice.

  • 12 months at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center


Education is an integral part of the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center experience. There are at least 50 regularly scheduled conferences a month sponsored by both the medical and surgical divisions. Specifically in urology, the teaching format includes Journal Club, Morbidity and Mortality conference, GU tumor board, surgical Grand Rounds as well as Indications conference and Campbell’s club.

Excellent resources are available for the resident in the Richard B. Cattell Memorial Library, which has over 1,500 textbooks, 180 journal titles and 12,000 bound journal volumes. Additionally, all residents have access to Tufts University online resources which provides an extensive network of medical information. The urology resident office is equipped with multiple computer stations and residents have access to a variety of urologic teaching programs.

The residents also participate in the Surgical Simulation Center. This allows exposure to both laparoscopic as well as robotic technique. The institution shares common educational goals and our department continually strives to improve resident education.

In addition to the educational component of our residency program, we have a formal mentorship program in which all the residents participate. This allows for the residents to build a meaningful relationship with a faculty member/mentor for educational, academic, and psychosocial support.

Our training program meets all the requirements of the American Board of Urology (ABU) and is fully accredited by the American College for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).