The Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Program in Urology is structured as a five-year program, including one year in General Surgery, leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Urology. The program is accredited by the Residency Review Committee.
The primary goal of the program is to produce superior clinical and academic surgeons who are trained in all facets of modern urologic surgery. Urology residents are part of the operating team in all cases at the Cooper University Hospital and the Outpatient Surgical Center. All residents are afforded a rich operative experience due to the volume and variety of surgical diseases throughout the hospital system. Chief residents will average more than 1500 index cases over four years.
The operative experience of the program is complemented by a rigorous academic conference schedule, which is designed to promote resident advancement in surgical knowledge and to develop and hone presentation skills. The interdisciplinary nature of several of the conferences enhances the educational experience of the residents and promotes an appreciation for various views and approaches to surgical problems and issues.
In recognition of the need for both clinical and academic physicians in the current and future healthcare environments, the program requires residents to complete yearly clinical research projects as well as an outcomes project over their last two years.
Broad exposure to the components of adult and pediatric urology is gained through rotations at the core facilities: Cooper University Hospital, Voorhees Outpatient Surgical Center, Alfred I. Dupont for Children, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, and Voorhees Adult Urology Clinic.
Your growth as a surgeon should parallel your personal development. During your training, many of you will form close, lifelong relationships both inside and outside the hospital. Do not neglect these relationships. We encourage you to continue hobbies and interests that make you a complete person. These endeavors will not only be fruitful for you in your personal growth, but will benefit your patients, by providing them a balanced, compassionate urologist.
The quality of education offered by the Cooper Medical School program ranks highly among its peers, yet a committed faculty continuously searches for ways to improve upon the structure. We value your individual participation and feedback regarding your experience. The entire faculty hopes that you will find a balance of clinical and academic activities and enjoy a healthy camaraderie and team spirit during your residency.
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Director: Allen Seftel, MD, FACS
Contact: Ashley Sheeran
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Address: Office of Surgical EducationThree Cooper Plaza, Suite 411Camden, NJ 08103