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Academic Seminars

Rigorous academic learning opportunities

Our department boasts a very strong scientific and academic program that includes numerous seminars by and for residents. Each Wednesday, you'll be relieved of clinical duties to attend an academic half-day. This is mandatory for all PGY-2 to PGY-5 residents on the urology service.

Academic half-days consist of various activities, including:

  • monthly pathology and diagnostic imaging seminars
  • approximately 12-16 “urology schools”, which are coordinated by faculty members, each addressing a different urological topic
  • Campbell Urology and AUA Update Series reviews
  • CanMeds sessions

You'll also participate in formal full-day surgical simulation activities that take place in the newly built, state-of-the-art Surgical Skills Centre approximately four to six times yearly. This is also where you'll attend your January and June surgical skills examinations and evaluations.

You'll benefit from a range of interactive opportunities, from weekly inter-hospital grand rounds and genitourinary oncology site rounds to monthly journal clubs, plus you'll receive protected research and study time.

There are regularly scheduled MCQ, SAQ and OSCE examinations. PGY-1 and PGY-2s: a Surgical Foundations lecture series takes place weekly in preparation for the POS exam and is coordinated by the general surgery department.