About Our Residency Program
A five-year residency program that includes one general surgery year followed by world-class training in general urology, endourology/stone disease, neuro-urology, urologic oncology, infertility and pediatric urology.
Training residents has long been a major mission at BIDMC's Division of Urologic Surgery -- for many decades as affiliates with Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and more recently with Lahey Clinic. Given the outstanding educational opportunities at BIDMC, growth of our clinical volume and increase in complement of faculty in different disciplines of urology, we set a goal to start our own independent residency program. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, we have continued our tradition of extraordinary resident education and established our independent residency program in July 2019.
- Exposure to tertiary and community urologic care
- Expert training in robotic, minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery
- A Resident Clinic dedicated to resident training where residents will have the opportunity to care for their own patients with direct faculty support and supervision
- Time reserved for research and an elective clinical experience to explore specific areas of interest
BIDMC Urology Anki Deck
The BIDMC Urology faculty has collaborated with the Urology Student Anki Group to create an Anki question deck designed to help medical students prepare for sub-internships and PGY-1 year. Anki is a flashcard app used to learn and study new material. The BIDMC Urology Anki question deck covers core urologic concepts for medical students across the spectrum of urologic conditions, including urologic emergencies, BPH, erectile dysfunction, voiding dysfunction, UTIs, pediatrics, and nephrolithiasis.
For more information and to download the BIDMC Urology Anki Deck, please visit our Anki Deck Google Doc page or our Twitter page.
As part of Harvard Medical School residency, residents will participate in rotations at the following institutions - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Needham (BID- Needham), and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH).
Please note that PGY rotations are subject to change based on ACGME requirements and resident complements.
Training Urology Residents across Beth Israel Lahey Health
In addition to our independent urology residency program, we are committed to training and supporting urology residents across the BI Lahey Health System. Urology residents from Lahey Hospital currently rotate to BIDMC during PGY 3,4 and 5.
Meet Our Leadership
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham
Boston Children's Hospital
Meet Our Residents
Alejandro Abello, MD, MPH