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The objective of the Urologic Surgery Residency program is to provide excellence in comprehensive clinical training. Our mission is to establish a dynamic atmosphere where cutting-edge education, surgical proficiency and mentorship, as well as clinical research, will help create the next generation of urologic surgeons. The diverse faculty has expertise in the diagnosis and management of all common and complex urologic disorders. Emphasis on didactics and continued medical education will be strongly encouraged.

Our newly established residency is a five-year program (initial accreditation received from the ACGME) that offers multidisciplinary and in-depth surgical/medical education related to urology.

Year one of the Urologic Surgery Residency is a “surgical track” under the direction of the Department of Surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital. The schedule for years two through five will strictly adhere to the ACGME milestones and requirements. Rotations will include Hahnemann University Hospital (a tertiary and quaternary hospital), Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and the Mercy Health System (community hospitals).

Two applicants are accepted annually through the match system (ERAS). Candidates should possess leadership skills and be highly motivated and dedicated to evolving into outstanding urologic surgeons.

How to Apply

Medical Student Audition Rotations

It is recommended for students interested in the Urology Residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital to do an audition. We typically offer a two or four-week rotation during the academic year. Visiting students participate in the daily work of the urology service at Hahnemann University Hospital, including surgery, general and subspecialty urology clinics, inpatient and Emergency Department consultations. Exposure to the breadth of urological practice is emphasized, including oncology, endourology and stone disease, laparoscopy and minimally-invasive surgery and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Students join the residents in the didactic curriculum and conferences which include Tumor Board, Grand Rounds and Genitourinary Radiology conference.

Visiting students who are interested in doing an audition/rotation in urology, please contact Diane Danforth-Wysocki ( for scheduling/organization and confirmation of the rotation. We accept third- and fourth-year medical students for rotations.

Residency Applications

We participate in the AUA and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please apply through the AUA match. Interviews will take place in November and December.

Application Requirements

  • ERAS application – Electronic Residency Application System
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from medical school
  • Comlex/USMLE scores
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the program and do a rotation with the program

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Laurence H. Belkoff, DO., MSc, FACOS - Urology Program Director

Laurence H. Belkoff, DO, MSc, FACOS
Program Director