Raoul S. Concepcion, MD, FACS
When I graduated from medical school in the 1980s and decided to pursue a career in urologic surgery, most of the residency programs in the United States took 6 years— 2 years of general surgery followed by 4 years of urology. Part of those 4 years of urologic training included, for the most part, a year spent in the research lab. There were 5-year residency programs available, but the majority at the time were built around the 2/4 construct.
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