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11. General Goals and Objectives


  • The program utilizes the stated goals and objectives of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as the basis for its training.
  • It also utilizes the documents developed by the RCPSC and by McMaster with respect to training in core areas in surgery.
  • The objectives stated in sections 12 and 13 are meant to complement these and be more specific to the rotations.
  • In December of 2001, a meeting was held with the Division of Urology, the CEO’s of both hospital corporations, the hospital Chiefs of Surgery and the Chairman of Department of Surgery.
  • At this meeting it was agreed that the lead hospital for the Urology Residency Program would be St. Joseph’s Healthcare and that Hamilton Health Sciences would also play a pivotal role in the development of the training program.
  • Further to this St. Joseph’s has gone forward with recruitment to bring its complement of urologists to 6 individuals with all of the faculty geographic full time. Hamilton Health Sciences has recruited an additional urologist with expertise in uro-oncology who is geographic full time and this brings their complement to 5 with 2 being geographic full time.

Program Design

Urology SJH 3 months
General Surgery 3 months
Pediatric General Surgery 3 months
Nephrology 2 months
Emergency Medicine 1 month
General Surgery 3 months
Urology 4 months
Uro-Radiology 1 month
ICU 2 months
Surgery elective 2 months
Infertility/Neurourology 3 months
Pediatric Urology 2 months
Urological Pathology 1 month
Urology – SJH 6 months
Pediatric Urology 3 months
Urology SJH 3 months
Medical/Radiation Oncology 1 month
Urology HHS 2 months
Community Urology Elective 3 months
Urology – SJH (Chief) 6 months
Urology – HHS (Chief) 6 months

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