Stony Brook's Urology Residency is a six-year postgraduate training program of which the first two years are spent in the General Surgery residency program at Stony Brook, followed by four years in the urology residency program. The general emphasis of the program is to provide residents with an educational experience that will prepare them for a productive and satisfying career in urology. Since the career goals of individual residents may differ, it is the goal of our residency training to provide a broad base of surgical education from which a career as a community practitioner, researcher, or academician can be equally well pursued. The program likewise ensures that those residents completing the program will meet the standards of professional excellence adopted by the American Board of Urology, and will be fully eligible for board certification. The urology residency encompasses training at both University Medical Center and the Northport VAMC.
As of 2010, Stony Brook Urology now has a 2-1 Residency Program. We recruit for two residents per year and on alternate years we recruit for one resident. The first two years of the urology residency are spent as part of the General Surgery residency program. During this period, the resident is exposed to general (gastrointestinal) surgery, vascular surgery, trauma, oncology, ICU, burn, plastic and cardiac surgery.