The residency training program in Urology consists of 1 year of surgical foundations training followed by 4 years of urology training. Applicants are accepted via CaRMS.
1001 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H4A 3J1
Residents spend the first year of surgical foundations training on non-Urology rotations, i.e. General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Intensive care, Trauma Surgery, and Vascular Surgery. This is followed by Urology training. During the PGY-3 year, residents are encouraged to participate in a 3-month Investigative Urology rotation, which consists of laboratory – based research in one of 4 well-equipped and staffed laboratories. Each resident is directly supervised by a clinician- scientist ensuring adequate exposure to research and completion of a project. Successful residents are encouraged and supported in presenting their work at regional, national and international scientific meeting.
The urology training, under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed El-Sherbiny, is spent in 3 major teaching hospitals: McGill University Health Center (Montreal General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal Children’s Hospital), as well as the Jewish General Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital. The McGill Division of Urology, under the direction of Dr. Armen Aprikian, functions as one integrated unit sharing in the teaching, research and clinical activities. Each hospital has a urology service with an established and recognized clinical expertise coupled with a well-funded fundamental-based research laboratory on site. Major areas of clinical expertise are grouped together in a particular site, enhancing the residents’ exposure to state-of-the-art clinical care. For example, urologic oncology/major reconstructive/laparoscopy/robotic surgery, female urology/urinary incontinence/neurourology/andrology, pediatric urology, and endourology/calculous disease, compose the 4 major clinical foci within the department. In addition, a large volume of general urology is practiced in each site. Residents are exposed to several specialty clinics in these clinical areas, including the Prostate Centre, Stone Clinic, Urodynamics, Erectile Dysfuntion, Infertility, Multi-disciplinary Urologic Oncology, and Female Urology.
Residents progress through the Urology period with specific teaching objectives for each level, to ensure a proper acquisition of knowledge, technical skills and clinical responsibility. The department holds many clinical and teaching rounds and the residents have ample exposure to structured teaching. During each week, 6 individual teaching sessions and clinical rounds are held throughout the year. Residents are evaluated via summative and formative feedback, structured mid- and end of rotation in-training assessments, as well as bi-annual OSCEs. The program is designed to fulfill both the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Urology requirements of certification.
The faculty members of the Department include 20 urologists, 1 pathologist, 7 Ph.D. scientists and 1 epidemiologist/biostatistician. Several of the faculty are fellowship-trained in either Urologic Oncology, Endourology, Erectile Dysfunction, Transplantation, Pediatric Urology, and Female Urology/Incontinence and are actively involved in one-to-one teaching.
The goal of the McGill Urology Residency Training Program is to train competent urologists of high caliber with an emphasis on academic excellence. Indeed, many graduates continue on to fellowships in other North American Centres and several have received awards and honours, including MRC scholarships, Kidney Foundation Scholarships, and American Foundation of Urologic Disease (AFUD) Awards.
Finally, Montreal is an exciting multi-cultural metropolis with the McGill Teaching Hospitals situated within walking distance of the heart of the city.
Requests for further information should be directed to:
Dr. Mohamed El-Sherbiny
c/o McGill Urology Residency Training Program Office
1001 Decarie Blvd., Room D05.5725
Tel: (514) 934-8209
Fax: (514) 843-1552