McGill University - Urology - Montreal


Program Director

Dr. Mohamed El-Sherbiny


Program Administrator

Elena Bless

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The goal of the McGill Urology Residency Training Program is to train competent urologists of high caliber with an emphasis on academic excellence. Our program offers broad clinical exposure to all areas of Urology, and excellent and comprehensive operative exposure to all sub-specialties of urology. Our program has a strong academic curriculum and residents have ample exposure to structured teaching. This includes twice weekly didactic and interactive teaching sessions, weekly Grand Rounds, monthly journal clubs, bi-annual OSCEs, and annual in-service exam. Our program offers early exposure to robotic surgery and an integrated MIS-simulation curriculum with onsite high-fidelity simulators. Our program offers numerous research opportunities in our many well-equipped and staffed Urology laboratories. Many of our graduates continue to fellowship in other North American Centers. Residents have the opportunity to train with internationally renowned, dedicated teaching faculty who are actively involved in one to one teaching. The faculty members of the Department include 18 urologists, 1 pathologist, 7 Ph.D. scientists and 1 epidemiologist/biostatistician. There are currently 16 residents in our program who make up a very diverse and close-knit resident group. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration within the resident group and the faculty.

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Residents benefit from training in the numerous McGill University Teaching sites. These include the McGill University Health Centre — Glen Site, for Urologic Oncology (Cedars Cancer Centre), for Reconstructive Urology, Infertility, Sexual Medicine (Royal Victoria/Lachine Hospitals), for Pediatric Urology (Montreal Children’s Hospital), and the Shriners), the Jewish General/LaSalle Hospitals for Urologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine, Neurourology, Reconstructive Urology, St. Mary’s Hospital for General Community Urology. Residents are encouraged to participate in a 3-month Investigative Urology rotation, which consists of basic or clinical science research in the Urology research laboratories. Residents also have the option of doing 1-3 periods of outside elective rotations at the senior level of training.


How can I get more information on your program?

Our program will be hosting a virtual Townhall on Sunday, January 31. You will be able to access further information on the AFMC National Calendar of Events at a later date.

In what language is the academic curriculum delivered?

Is knowledge of French a requirement? The academic curriculum is in English. Knowledge of French is not a requirement. A working knowledge of French is beneficial. McGill University offers refreshers courses in French. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice French.

Are on site electives a program requirement?

On site electives are not a requirement. We do however encourage applicants to have completed at least one elective in Urology discipline.

How many residents secure fellowship training and/our community practice?

Over the past 5 years 80% of our graduates have secured post-residency fellowships of whom 50% have secured academic practice, and 50% went into community practice. 20% percent of our graduates went directly into community urology practice after completion of their residency training.

What is the breakdown of off-service rotations to Urology rotations during the 1st year of training?

The first year of training is composed of seven blocks of off-service rotations — General Surgery, Trauma, Transplant Nephrology, Transplant Surgery and Intensive Care Unit) and six blocks of Urology rotations. After the first year of residency, residents rotate on the various urology services of the McGill University Teaching Hospitals.