Urology Residency Program

The Urology Residency Program at the University of Alberta is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Currently, the Division of Urology consists of 14 residents and 18 teaching faculty members. The mission of our five-year program is to provide the resident with a sound knowledge base as well as the clinical and technical skills necessary to practice the discipline of Urology. Upon completion, the trainee will have obtained the necessary prerequisites set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for certification in Urology.

Program Highlights

  • High clinical and surgical volume based on large catchment area (AB, BC, Sask, NWT, Yukon)
  • Provide expertise in general urology and all subspecialties of urology including urologic oncology, reconstructive urology, minimally invasive and robotic surgery (MIS), endourology (stone disease), female urology / pelvic floor medicine, andrology, infertility, pediatric urology, and renal transplantation
  • Northern Alberta Urology Centre (NAUC): all encompassing ambulatory urologic care
  • Incorporation of Technology (2 da Vinci Si units including Training Consule)
  • Collegial atmosphere
  • Strong academic environment
  • Research opportunities including Clinician Investigator Program
  • Funding available to attend regional, national and international meetings
  • Elective opportunities

Why Choose the UofA Urology Residency Program

  • Center of excellence in reconstruction, endourology, uro-oncology, MIS and transplantation
  • Recognized leader in the use of laparoscopy, robotics, lasers, cryosurgery, radio frequency ablation and image‐guided therapy
  • Simulation training available including dry labs, animal labs and an endourology simulator
  • Established robotic surgery program with 2 robotic platforms in use since 2007
  • Spend time in the recently opened $40 million Northern Alberta Urology Centre (NAUC) with 32 exam rooms, 6 cystoscopy suites, 1 lithotripsy suite, 2 urodynamic suites, 4 minor procedure rooms and a 10 bay recovery room accommodating approximately 55,000 patient visits per year
  • Strong focus on basic science and clinical research in pediatric urology, reconstructive urology uro-oncology, photodynamic therapy and laser technology
  • Light rail transit connects the 2 main teaching sites (University and Royal Alexandra Hospitals)

Want to arrange an elective with our program? Please click here for postgraduate electives. For medical students, please click here.

For further information on the program please see the CaRMS website.