A Letter from the Program Director
Thank you for visiting our website to learn about the urological surgery program at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. The goal of our five-year program is to provide a comprehensive didactic curriculum and surgical experience to prepare osteopathic physicians to become well-trained private practice or academic urologists.
The first year of post-graduate training is a tracked surgical internship, including four months of urology, two months of general surgery, and several months of medicine, in accordance with OPTI guidelines. The following four years of residency are dedicated to clinical urology training. Our 30+ volunteer faculty private practice physicians actively engage in residency training at seven coverage hospitals, enabling resident exposure to a wide variety of patient populations and surgical techniques. Working with fellowship-trained faculty in urologic oncology, robotics, endourology, infertility, female urology, and pediatric urology, residents have a tremendous breadth of exposure to all aspects of urological surgery. Beyond surgical training, resident-run clinics in two health systems provide an exposure to outpatient urology practice and patient evaluation. With a comprehensive residency experience, our graduates have the exposure to determine their career goals: over the past 5 years, five graduates have pursued further fellowship training, three have gone into private practice, and one has fulfilled his military obligation before entering private practice.
Our program participates in the ERAS application process, coordinated through our Graduate Medical Education office at RowanSOM. If you wish to apply for a residency position, I invite you to join us for a rotation. Rotations may be established through our program administrator (Maritza Rodriguez-Calabrese: firstname.lastname@example.org) and the Clinical Education Coordinator in the Office of Academic Affairs at RowanSOM.
Best of luck in your pursuits,
Gordon A. Brown, DO, FACOS
Urological Surgery Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor