RESIDENCY : PGME Program
Dr. Niels Jacobsen
Urology is both a medical and surgical field dedicated to disease and dysfunction of the urinary tract and male reproductive tract. Subspecialty disciplines within urology include urologic oncology, reconstructive urology, laparoscopy / minimally invasive surgery, stone disease / endourology, urodynamics and female urology, pediatric urology, BPH / voiding dysfunction, erectile dysfunction and renal transplantation.
The Urology residency program at the University of Alberta is five years in length. The mission of this surgical training program is to provide an individual with a firm knowledge base as well as the clinical and technical skills necessary to practice the discipline of Urology. Upon completion of this training program, the trainee will have obtained the necessary prerequisites set by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for certification in Urology.
The strength of this program is the volume and variety of operative and non-operative cases to which the resident is exposed. Expertise is provided in all disciplines of urology with emphasis on urologic oncology, reconstructive urology, laparoscopy / minimally invasive and robotic surgery, stone disease / endourology, urodynamics and female urology, pediatric urology, BPH, erectile dysfunction and renal transplantation. A practical exposure to urology is maintained within a strong academic environment.
The Division of Urology actively participates in clinical research as well as basic science research. The University of Alberta has an accredited Clinical Investigator Program. The Urology resident has the opportunity to enter into this program or a surgeon scientist program if so desired.