Urology Residency Training Program at UC San Diego

Christopher J. Kane, M.D., Professor and Chief of Urology, Program Director                                      Charles M. Lakin, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery/Urology, Assistant Program Director

                          Christopher J. Kane, M.D.                                  Charles M. Lakin, M.D.
                       Chair, Department of Urology                                  Associate Professor 
                              Professor of Surgery                                            Surgery/Urology
                                  Program Director                                        Assistant Program Director



UC San Diego Urology is committed to educating doctors of the future.

Our four-year, fully accredited residency program draws from the most promising medical graduates in the country. The eight resident physicians in our residency training program develop their clinical and research skills in the UCSD Urology clinics, operating rooms, and laboratories.  In addition, residents complete two years of General Surgery at UCSD prior to starting our Urology program.

Educational Program

The four-year UCSD Urology Residency Program provides comprehensive training in clinical urology and the opportunity to collaborate with leading investigators in clinical and laboratory urologic research. In addition, it accommodates residents’ specialized clinical or research interests wherever possible. Hillcrest Hospital at UC San Diego

In the UCSD Urology Residency Program, residents receive graduated responsibilities from their first year to their last, or chief residency, year. The program is designed to assure that each graduate has achieved the six general competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

At the conclusion of the residency program, each trainee is expected to pass Part I of the American Board of Urology (written) examination. He or she is also expected to be capable of either embarking on specialty fellowship training or beginning the practice of general urology in the private sector or as a full-time faculty member at an academic medical center.