Surgical training for residents at IU School of Medicine is extensive, as operative volumes in many index cases are above the 90th percentile nationally and include cystectomy, RPLND, PCNL and ureteroscopy. Residents also learn through surgical simulation and inanimate experience on the da Vinci robot. IU Health University Hospital has two daVinci Si Surgical systems with simulators and another daVinci S system for clinical work. With only five residents for eight adult faculty members at IU Health University Hospital, adequate surgical volume is available for residents.
Urology department faculty offer opportunities for residents to participate in basic science research as well as clinical and surgical research projects that advance individual interests. Residents also assist in the development of teaching, writing and speaking skills to enhance career options, and faculty help residents attain positions in academic or community practices.