Urologic Surgery Residency Program

Urology residency training for next-generation urologic surgeons

The objective of urology residency training 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. Our 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.

Exceptional clinical experience paired with individual professional development

Our five-year ACGME urology residency training prepares future urologic surgeons to integrate research and innovative technology into delivery of the highest level of patient care. Our nationally renowned, full-time teaching faculty members provide residents with the best clinical experience while also taking advantage of our institution's abundant resources and placing emphasis on each resident's professional development as a urologic surgeon.

The schedule for years one through five will strictly adhere to the ACGME milestones and requirements (PDF). Rotations will include hospitals in the Philadelphia region as follows: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Mercy Health System community hospitals.

View details of the curriculum and find out more about the urology residency training application process.

To learn more about the urologic residency program please contact program coordinator, Kimberly Perry at [email protected] or call 484.337.1371.

Application Information

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Urologic Surgery Residency Program at Main Line Health in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia. Please take a moment to review the urology residency application process before submission of your application.

The following documents are required before your urology residency application will be reviewed by our program:

  • Official transcripts from medical school
  • ERAS application
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a urologist with whom you have worked)
  • USMLE  and/or COMLEX scores
    • Step 1, at the time of application
    • Step 2, if available before November 1

As a result of pandemic related changes to the interview cycle, applications will be due by October 23rd and only two letters of recommendation will be required. Interview invitations will be sent on November 6th, 2020. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

If you have any questions about urology residency applications, please contact our program manager, Kimberly Perry, at [email protected] or call 484.337.1371.


At Main Line Health in the western suburbs of Philadelphia our five-year urology residency curriculum is academically focused and follows the ACGME guidelines, preparing our graduates with necessary experience—scope, volume and cases—to practice urology in whatever environment they choose, whether general or subspecialty, academic or research-oriented.






3 months Urologic surgery

9 months Urologic surgery

9 months Urologic surgery

10 months Urologic surgery

12 months Urologic surgery

9 months General surgery

3 months Pediatric urology

3 months Pediatric urology

2 months Urologic oncology

Urology PGY-1 residents

Post-graduate year-one residents begin their urology residency program here at Main Line Health, spending their first three months in urologic surgery. The next nine months are spent in rotation in various other disciplines including bariatric, colorectal and trauma.

Three months Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Nine months General Surgery Rotations include:

  • Vascular surgery/general surgery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Trauma
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Urology PGY-2 residents

Post-graduate year two residents spend ten months immersed in urologic surgery at Main Line Health. The last three months of year two are spent at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Nine months Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Three months Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Urology PGY-3 residents

The third-year urology residency curriculum includes three months of urologic surgery training here at Main Line Health followed by six months in urology at Mercy Health System. The last three months of year three are spent at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Three months Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Six months Urology, Mercy Health System

Three months Pediatric Urology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Urology PGY-4 residents

Fourth year urologic surgery residents spend twelve months at Main Line Health.

Ten months Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Two months Urologic oncology

Urology PGY-5 residents

The fifth and final year of the urology residency curriculum is a fully intensive 12 months of urologic surgery at Main Line Health.

Twelve months Urologic surgery, Main Line Health

Find out more about the application process. Or get in touch with our program manager, Kimberly Perry at [email protected] to learn more about the Urologic Surgery Residency Program.

Faculty and Residents

Learn more about the Urologic Surgery Residency Program's Faculty and Residents.

Medical Student Rotations

During this rotation, Students have the opportunity to gain experience with many aspects of general urology, and will have the ability to watch and scrub cases in the subspecialties of urologic trauma/reconstruction, prosthetic urology, endourology, urologic oncology, infertility, and female/pelvic reconstruction. Main Line Health is a high-volume health system in the Western suburbs of Philadelphia with a large community based Urologic surgery experience. Students will spend most of their time at Lankenau Medical Center and Bryn Mawr Hospital as well as some time in clinical and private practice settings. Students are expected to attend weekly resident run didactic presentations, monthly M&M conference, monthly Journal club, and grand rounds when scheduled. There is robust exposure to a wide variety of urologic surgery during this rotation that will give the student a great perspective of urology as a specialty. When on service, students will not be expected to take call or work weekends.

The application period for our program begins in early February, but feel free to reach out to our coordinator with any questions and to indicate your interest any time before that.


  • Letter of good standing in the school, written by the Dean, faculty advisor
  • Current (within one year) health history showing negative PPD and influenza immunization
  • Proof of current, personal health insurance (e.g., Blue Cross, Aetna)
  • Current, professional liability face sheet (obtainable from school)
  • Brief statement of personal goals and objectives of the observership or goals and objectives as outlined in school’s curriculum
  • Current CV with no gaps
  • USMLE or COMLEX score reports


Get in touch with our program manager, Kimberly Perry, at [email protected] to learn more about and apply for our medical student rotations.
Laurence H. Belkoff

From the Director

On behalf of the faculty and staff of urology services at Main Line Health in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we appreciate your interest in urology residency training and hope you get an opportunity to explore our program and have all of your questions answered.

The Urologic Surgery Residency Program at Main Line Health has a five-year curriculum and is academically focused, following the ACGME guidelines. The training schedule for urology residents is robust to ensure an excellent educational experience. The first year includes a six-month experience in the department of surgery as well as acute critical service, interventional radiology, transplant/nephrology and urology.

The next four years are exclusively in urology. The schedule then comprises rotations at these hospitals:

At graduation, our urology residents have the necessary scope, volume and cases, as well as the experience to practice urology in the environment of their choice to include general or subspecialty training, and/or an academic or research-oriented career.

Urology residents are encouraged to be involved in clinical science research as well as to author articles and present self-initiated papers at local and national meetings. Scholarly activity is the cornerstone of our program. We strive for urology residents who are motivated and responsible and who possess excellent leadership and surgical skills. Urology conferences include:

  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Multi-Disciplinary Pathology Conference
  • Grand Rounds
  • Journal Club
  • Weekly Didactics
  • In-Service Board Review

You can find out more about the application process or get in touch with our program coordinator Kimberly Perry at [email protected] to learn more about the urologic surgery residency program.

Best wishes,
Laurence H. Belkoff, DO, FACOS
Director, Urologic Surgery Residency Program, Main Line Health