Urology Residency Resources

The resident educational program is structured around a core curriculum, repeated every two years.


Weekly teaching conferences are attended by all residents and include:

  • Resident Core Conference
  • Grand Rounds
  • Pre-op Conferences

In addition, Pediatric Conferences are held weekly, while the Journal Club and Morbidity and Mortality Conference are held monthly.

A Pathology Conference is conducted to help our residents prepare for the pathology portion of the in-service and qualifying examinations.

The Department of Urology also hosts a two-day visiting professorship by an internationally renowned urologist (Harry M. Spence Visiting Professor), typically held in the spring.

The Paul C. Peters Symposium, a three-day conference held in January, involves all faculty members and three to four visiting faculty. Residents participate in all aspects of these annual meetings. 

Weekly Conference Schedule


  • Core Conference: first, fourth, fifth Tuesdays, 6 p.m., Room JA5.110  
  • Urology Journal Club: second Tuesday, 6 p.m., Room JA5.110
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conference: third Tuesday, 6 p.m., Room JA5.110

* Conference for residents on Children’s Medical Center rotation


  • Pre-Op Conference: Every Wednesday, 6 a.m., Room JA5.110  
  • Grand Rounds: Every Wednesday, 7 a.m., Room J8.102
  • Pediatric Conference: Including Pre-Op, Radiology, Pathology, Morbidity and Mortality, Nephrology, and Intersex Conference: Every Wednesday, 7 a.m., Duckett Library

All Grand Rounds presentations include case reviews by residents with faculty supervision.

For more information regarding conferences, call 214-648-2450.

Interactions with Faculty

Faculty members are sincerely concerned about the educational environment and work together to ensure an optimal experience for each resident.

Interactions with the faculty occur in all areas of the program: the operating room, clinics, inpatient wards, and conferences.

The faculty members provide subspecialty expertise in the areas of:

  • Pediatric urology
  • Oncology
  • Prostate disease
  • Stone disease
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotics
  • Female pelvic medicine
  • Neurourology
  • Incontinence
  • Urethral stricture disease
  • Impotence
  • Endourology 
  • Minimally invasive
  • Trauma
  • Reconstruction
  • Research