The Urology Residency program at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital is a five-year ACGME accredited program. Our goal is to produce superior clinical and academic surgeons who are trained in all facets of modern urologic surgery and will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Urology upon completion of the program.
Our Urology residents are part of the operating team in all cases at the Cooper University Hospital and the Outpatient Surgical Center. Residents at each level are afforded a rich operative experience due to the volume and variety of surgical diseases throughout the hospital system, with chief residents averaging more than 1500 index cases over four years. Broad exposure to the components of adult and pediatric urology is gained through rotations at Cooper University Hospital, Voorhees Outpatient Surgical Center, Voorhees Adult Urology Clinic, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Kennedy University Hospital, Christiana Hospital, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
The operative experience of the program is complemented by a rigorous academic conference schedule designed to promote resident advancement in both surgical knowledge and 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. Additionally, our residents are required to complete yearly clinical research projects and an outcomes project, in recognition of the need for both clinical and academic physicians in current and future healthcare environments.
The quality of education offered by the Cooper 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.
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.