Urology Residency

Our comprehensive program provides ample research opportunities and clinical training in urologic subspecialty areas.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Urology Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our five-year program includes one year in general surgery and four years in clinical urology.

We accept two residents per year.


PGY-1 (Pre-Urology)

PGY-1 is spent in general surgery and subspecialty areas including nephrology, pediatric surgery, surgical intensive care, trauma and vascular surgery.

PGY-2 (Uro-1)

PGY-2 is the first year residents experience seven months of clinical urology. The rotation also consists of three months of clinical or laboratory research and two months of urogynecology. In addition to beginning their urologic research training, residents develop expertise with the basic diagnostic equipment (endoscopy and urodynamics, ultrasound).

Parallel to this, residents are developing additional competence in evaluation, experience with minor procedures and occasional major procedures. Residents also attend the Basic Sciences Conference sponsored by the AUA in June.

PGY-3 (Uro-2)

This time allows development and continuation of research projects begun in the Uro-1 year. The resident rotates through seven months of clinical urology, three months at the VA and two months of transplant surgery to further expand their diagnostic, management and procedural skills.

PGY-4 (Uro-3)

Residents develop procedural skills in urologic subspecialty areas such as pediatric urology, urogynecologic, oncologic, endo and laparoscopic urology. Residents at this level provide a teaching experience for residents at a more junior level as well as medical students. The resident rotates through 12 months of clinical urology.

PGY-5 (Uro-4)

PGY-5 is the year for significant autonomy and independent decision-making. The chief resident functions with independence in the management of patients in intraoperative as well as postoperative care. Residents attend the AUA Annual Meeting as well as a review course to prepare for the board exam. The year is spent on clinical urology and in an administrative role within the residency.

Residents are required to attend weekly and monthly conferences, including:

  • Preoperative conference: weekly
  • Resident lecture conference: weekly
  • Resident study conference: weekly
  • Journal club: monthly
  • Urology staff conference: monthly
  • Uro/pathology conference: monthly
  • Research meeting: monthly
  • Urology case management conference: weekly
  • Urology oncology conference: weekly
  • Morbidity & mortality: monthly
  • Uro/radiology case management conference: monthly
  • Quality assurance: monthly
  • Ethics/joint conference: monthly

Residents are required to take call for inpatient and emergency room calls. All call is taken from home; the time spent in the hospital is counted toward the weekly duty hours total.

The call schedule averages no more than one night in three over a four-week period.

The schedule is drawn up in such a way that each resident is not on call more than three nights in a row (e.g., Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Excluding weekends, the schedule should be a one-in-four rotation when possible.

The call schedule is drawn up by the chief resident with the input of all residents.

Residents begin a research project during the PGY-2 (Uro-1) year while on the three-month clinic/research rotation. The faculty members involved with the project work with the resident to set a timetable for the research project. Each resident is required to complete a case study, a retrospective clinical study and prospective project for submission as a presentation and publication in a peer review journal. Ample guidance for completion of the research project will be provided through the program director, research committee, faculty advisors and the director of research and education.

The completed research project enables residents to gain funding for the presentation of their work at a local or national level. The publication of the residents’ research project is an expected part of their research project.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top hospitals in Texas

    Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and adheres to their policies and guidelines.

Application deadline is October 23.

Visiting Medical Student Rotation Scholarship

We are committed to advancing and promoting a training environment emphasizing outreach, advocacy for equitable outcomes in healthcare, and building dynamic teams that serve our communities. We strive to uphold a mutually supportive environment for all trainees, faculty, staff and the patients we care for. We hope this scholarship can help offset the cost of doing an away urology rotation at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple.

Get more information on the scholarship and details on how to apply.
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Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Yolanda Sanchez
Phone: 254.724.1695
Fax: 254.724.4217

Urology Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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