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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do you look for in a resident?

    The Department of Urology looks for a team player who will fulfill their potential both clinically and academically during the program.

  • Does a resident get dedicated research time?

    A rotation only dedicated to research is not possible in a five-year program. However, there are two three-month flex rotations in the third and fourth years. This time is used for research, covering other residents on vacation and other elective work, including training in andrology.

  • How does the addition of a fifth resident effect the residency program?

    It allows for greater flexibility with rotations by the addition of new experiences in the surgery centers, infertility, and general urology.

  • Is there in house call?

    In house call is only for residents in the University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children rotations. The on call resident does not work the day after call. Residents in the Methodist, VA Hospital and Eskenazi Hospital rotations take home call.

  • What benefits are available to residents?

    In addition to the generous benefits available to all residents and fellows at IU School of Medicine through the Office of Graduate Medical Education, Department of Urology residents enjoy an educational stipend ($1,500-$2,750 depending on year) to help pay for books and other educational items, conference travel and so forth. Urology residents also get four weeks of vacation each year (residents can take vacation at either Christmas or New Year’s) as well as parking passes and on-call meal tickets.

  • How can I learn more about the Urology Residency program?
    Contact Hayley Powell, residency and fellowship coordinator, at for more information.