NOSM U announces new residency program in urology


NOSM University will offer a new residency program in urology. The program will prepare students to provide urological care to rural patients who may not have access to a urologist in their community. The program covers topics such as voiding dysfunction, reconstructive urology, oncology, pediatrics, and infertility. Residents will be based in Thunder Bay and will complete additional training in smaller communities and regional hospitals. The University of Toronto will provide additional mandatory rotations that will provide specific training not available in Northern Ontario clinical settings through an inter-institutional agreement. “Training urologists in the North will encourage more specialists to stay here to practise and to fill regional health-care needs,” said NOSM U Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education Dr Rob Anderson.