Where You'll Spend Your Time
About This Program
The Urology Residency within the Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Consortium Program is a 5 year residency program (1 year General Surgery Internship + 4 years Urology Residency) which accepts 3 residents a year. Our residents rotate at a number of sites including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, John Cochran VA Medical Center, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Strengths of our program include:
- Enormous case volume. In reviewing the case logs of our graduating chiefs in the last 3 years, the average number of total cases completed by a chief resident was 1,900. The average factor by which our graduates exceeded the minimum case numbers in each surgical domain (as established by the ACGME) was 2.5 for General Urology, 2.1 for Endourology, 3.7 for Reconstructive Surgery, 3.3 for Oncology, and 4.9 for Pediatrics.
- Opportunity for resident autonomy through the VA hospital and through the resident-run uninsured/underinsured clinic.
- Opportunity for robotic training on each rotation/service.
- Exposure to every urologic subspecialty.
- Faculty who are fellowship trained in Oncology, Reconstructive Urology, Female Urology, Endourology, Laparoscopy, and Pediatrics.
- Opportunity for research in basic science, translational, and patient safety/quality improvement (PSQI). In the last 3 years, our Division has produced 150 published manuscripts and 125 abstracts for podium/poster presentations.
Our past graduates have gone on to fellowships in Urologic Oncology, Minimally-Invasive Surgery/Laparoscopy/Robotics, Endourology, Female Urology, Reconstructive Urology, Andrology, Male Infertility/Sexual Health. In the last 3 years, two-thirds of our chiefs have matriculated into fellowship and one-third have entered into private practice.
In 2015, US News & World Report recognized BJH/Washington University as a top program for adult urology (ranked #11) and also recognized St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a top program for pediatric urology (ranked #13).
Aside from the residency program, St. Louis is a very livable city with amenities (many of which are free to the public) that include Forest Park, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center and Observatory, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Symphony, Fabulous Fox Theater, Cardinals baseball team, Rams football team, and Blues hockey team.