Postgraduate Education

The Urology Residency program at The University of Ottawa is a fully accredited five-year program by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). The residents rotate at CHEO on their first and third year and there is opportunity to spend some time in Paediatric Urology in their last year. During their rotation, the residents are involved in a busy training schedule which includes clinics, ward, emergency and OR. There is a monthly Urology Rounds at The Ottawa Hospital General Campus that is presented by the resident who is rotating at CHEO. Rounds with radiology and nephrology are carried out twice a month and participation in the Tumor Board meetings for discussion of uro-oncological patients. Other activities include paediatric journal club, "Hot seat rounds" for preparation of the chief resident for the oral exams and half academic day lectures every Monday afternoon. We strongly support research work during the period they spend in paediatrics, which frequently results in abstract presentation at national and international meetings and journal publication.

CHEO has a one-year dedicated Fellowship Program in Paediatric Urology. Typically, Fellows are fully trained urologists or international paediatric surgeons interested in pursuing specialized training in paediatric urology. They are enrolled in a busy year with active participation in surgical cases and clinics. They are exposed to all types of paediatric urological pathology including hypospadias, urinary reconstruction, laparoscopy, genital and endoscopic procedures. They attend rounds and meetings listed for the residents. They have access to a fully equipped video-urodynamics lab, Biofeedback and Neuromodulation therapy in our neuro-urology unit.