DHR Health

Urology Residency Program

Welcome Statement

On behalf of DHR Health, welcome to our Urology Residency Program!

The DHR Health Urology Residency Program offers a fully ACGME-accredited five-year training program designed to immerse residents in different specialty areas within Urology, with the support of faculty and staff that are devoted to resident education and training. Our current clinical faculty include specialists who are fellowship-trained in Urologic Oncology, Pediatric Urology, Minimally Invasive Endourology, and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Our mission is to provide residents with a well-rounded education and clinical experience in an educational environment beyond just the practice of medicine, such as quality improvement, patient experience, informatics, education, leadership, and advocacy.

The DHR Health Urology Residency Program is dedicated to providing comprehensive training in patient care and operative surgery. These experiences are offered at DHR Health and DHR Health Urology Institute. Residents are provided an abundant opportunity to develop their clinical and surgical skills within a supervised environment, while developing the confidence to practice independently.

We are committed to serving our community, especially the underserved, by delivering excellent care consistently without exception. Our supportive and socioeconomically diverse environment fosters academic, personal growth, compassionate, high quality, and patient-centered care.

Thank you for your interest in our residency!

Sincerely,

Gaudencio Olgin, MD

Program Director, DHR Health Urology Residency Program

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Mission and Program Aims

Our residents are held to high standards which align with our Sponsoring Institution's (DHR Health) mission to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time. DHR's vision is to create a world-class health system to advance medicine and increase access for our communities by empowering caregivers to heal through compassion, knowledge, innovation, integrated care, and excellence. DHR CARES defines our values: Compassion, Accountability, Responsibility, and Excellence through Knowledge, Safety, and Social Conscience. The mission of the DHR Health Residency Program is to prepare residents to be complete urologists with the skills to excel in practice or in the pursuit of further training as a subspecialist, and to become leaders in the community and the profession.

DHR Health Urology Residency Program Objectives:

  • To provide exemplary medical and surgical care, treating all patients who come before us with uncompromising dedication and skill.
  • To set and pursue the highest goals for ourselves as we learn the science, craft, and art of medicine.
  • To passionately teach our junior residents and learners as we have been taught by those who preceded us.
  • To treat our colleagues and hospital staff with kindness, respect, generosity of spirit, and patience.
  • To foster the excellence and well-being of our residency program by generously offering our time, talent, and energy on its behalf.
  • To support and contribute to our research mission by pursuing new knowledge at the bench or bedside.
  • To promote the translation of the latest scientific knowledge to the bedside to improve our understanding of disease pathogenesis and ensure that all patients receive the most scientifically appropriate and up-to-date care.
  • To promote responsible stewardship of medical resources by wisely selecting diagnostic tests and treatments, recognizing that our individual decisions impact our patients and patients everywhere.
  • To promote social justice by advocating for equitable health care without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, social status, or ability to pay.
  • To extend our talents outside the walls of our hospitals and clinics to promote the health and well-being of communities, locally and nationally.
  • To serve as proud ambassadors for the mission of the DHR Health Urology Program for the remainder of our professional lives.
  • Commitment to the under- and uninsured individuals of our community.

Program Aims

The DHR Health Urology Residency Programs’ aim is to offer an innovative training program that trains residents, using progressive responsibility under supervision leading to graduated autonomy and mentorship. We train residents who will become leaders in urology, education, research, and/or administration.

Goals of the DHR Health Urology Residency Program include:

  • Training our residents to become urologists for all populations of patients – in rural, under-represented, and other unique environments – for complex or undifferentiated patient problems.
  • Creating an educational environment that fosters scholarly activities emphasizing quality improvement, research, and community health to benefit the program, community, and hospital system.
  • Promoting a nurturing and collaborative atmosphere that encourages resident well-being, personal growth, and camaraderie.
  • Recruiting and developing exemplary faculty and residents with a passion for teaching, service, and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Acquiring a superior knowledge of the etiology and treatment of urologic conditions in interpersonal communication, professionalism, system-based practices, and surgical abilities.

Urology application

Application and Interview Process

The Urology Residency Program at DHR Health accepts applications through the internet-based ERAS program. The same application process applies to all Residency Programs.

Documentation submitted through ERAS must include:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Recent Photograph
  • CV and Personal Statement
  • Dean's Letter
  • Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Results of USMLE/COMLEX examinations, Steps 1 and 2

Criteria for all medical school graduates:

  • Passing of USMLE/COMLEX examinations on the first attempt.
  • Graduation from medical school within the last 5 years.

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Contact Us

Genesis Cavazos Urology and Surgical Critical Care

Genesis Cavazos

Urology Program Coordinator

1000 E Dove Ave. Ste. 201

McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-3538

g.cavazos@dhr-rgv.com

Urology curriculum

Our Curriculum

Learn more regarding our Urology Residency Program below.

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Benefits and Stipend

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DHR Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. We know that diverse and inclusive teams have a positive impact, by generating varied perspectives and in turn better ideas to solve complex problems. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, skills and views, by ensuring fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all residents, faculty, and staff. We strive to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups, due to race, ethnicity, language, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability, and others.

We appreciate the unique abilities and perspectives of our diverse workforce and community. By creating an environment where faculty, physicians, residents, fellows, and staff can be their true selves at work without fear of judgment, we aim to foster creativity, raise productivity, and improve organizational performance. We believe that all our faculty, physicians, residents/fellows, and staff play the critical role in the overall success of the organization and the vision we have for our community. We create a sense of belonging at the workplace, where employees are appreciated for their unique contributions, recognized for their accomplishments, supported in their career goals, and have a sense of connection to how they are positively impacting their community.

Through community partnerships, we generate transformation within our institution as a means of advocating for better care for our patients, creating a more diverse physician workforce, and serving our community. We strive to promote social justice by advocating for equitable health care, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, social status, or ability to pay. We are committed to an organizational culture that will connect our residents and fellows to the organization; encourage collaboration, flexibility and fairness; and leverage diversity throughout the organization, so that all residents and fellows will be able to participate and contribute to their full potential.

DHR Health recruits resident/fellow applicants underrepresented in medicine (UIM) for advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The DHR Health GME Diversity Committee is included in all planning phases of faculty and resident/fellow recruitment, selection, and retention and includes hospital leaders, GME representatives, and residents/fellows.

Resident Life

Our Commitment to Wellness

  • Counseling services provided to residents and faculty are available Monday-Friday from 8am - 8pm and on weekends from 9am - 6pm. Call 956-362-2732 to set up an appointment.

Our Community

The Rio Grande Valley is a region in deep South Texas, beautifully rich in culture.

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