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Rotations & Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

The Maine Medical Center Urology Residency is a five-year program that begins with a General Surgery Internship at MMC. The PGY-1 year is designed as a 6-month internship in surgery followed by a 6-month entry into urology. The experience offers a variety of rotations to provide an intensive foundation for further advanced surgical training in urology.

In the course of the residency, it is expected that the resident will acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, technical skills, and professionalism necessary to deliver exemplary medical care.

Surgical Education - Clerkship and Acting Internship Electives

We offer 2-week clinical clerkship rotations for 3rd year medical students and 4 week Acting Internships to 4th year students. These are available to students from ACGME approved medical schools. We are also open to job shadowing by interested college students contemplating a career in medicine.

If you wish for more details or information about medical student programs within the Division of Urology, contact our Medical School Student Program Coordinator, Madi Brooks, at or 207-712-0368. The MMC Division of Urology's teaching faculty is committed to medical student education at all levels and medical students are important members of our health care team. If you are interested in applying for this elective, please fill out our Student Electives Application.

Surgical Skills Lab Urology Residency

The Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation and Simulation provides MMC Urology residents and faculty with a state-of-the-art training facility for the development and maintenance of technical skills. The incorporation of simulation exercises to improve surgical skills is an active area of development and research interest for the MMC Urology Residency program. The urologic simulation curriculum is overseen by Dr. Matthew Hayn.

Rotations Overview

General Urology and Endo-Urology Rotation (PGY 1, URO 1, URO 2, URO 4)

Preceptor: Dr. David Sobel

  • Ambulatory and inpatient urologic care in General Urology, Endo-Urology, Andrology, Male Infertility, and Erectile Dysfunction
  • Participation in and development of administrative oversight, teaching responsibilities, and conference leadership
  • Resident/medical student teaching
  • Weekly ambulatory clinic
  • Expertise in evaluation of acute urologic emergencies and post-operative management

Pediatric Urology Rotation (URO 1, URO 3)

Preceptor: Dr. David Chalmers

  • Ambulatory and inpatient urologic care for congenital anomalies and children under 18 years of age
  • Participation in a multidisciplinary pediatric urology conference
  • Participation in the Maine multidisciplinary spina bifida program
  • Weekly ambulatory clinic 

Laparoscopy and Robotics Rotation (URO 2, URO 3, URO 4)

Preceptor: Dr. Matthew Hayn

  • Ambulatory and inpatient urologic care in Urologic Oncology
  • Participation and development in multidisciplinary conference leadership
  • Reconstructive urology
  • Weekly ambulatory clinic
  • Resident/medical student teaching
  • Intraoperative decision making
  • Expertise in adult laparoscopic extirpative and robotic reconstructive urologic procedures

Female Urology and Neuro-urology Rotation (URO 2, URO 3, URO 4)

Preceptor: Dr. Sanchita Bose

  • Ambulatory and inpatient urologic care in Female Urology, Pelvic Prolapse, Neuro-urology, Urodynamics, and Voiding Dysfunction
  • Conference participation and leadership
  • Weekly ambulatory clinic
  • Resident/medical student teaching