Resident Experience

Some of the resident traditions at Stony Brook Urology:

  • Welcome Party: Every year, one of our attendings graciously hosts a welcome barbecue at their home.
  • Summer Beach Outings: We have access to both south and north shore beaches as well as hidden gems out east. Regular outings take place during the summer months.
  • Journal Club: Once a month we host a journal club where residents present recent journal articles and discuss with our attendings over dinner. Each journal club is themed with a different specialty and hosted by the attendings of the specialty chosen.
Wasnick Group Photo
Journal Club 4

Journal Club 5

  • Pre-Interview Dinners: Residents enjoy a night out with prospective residency candidates at some of the finest restaurants in Suffolk County.
  • Friendsgiving: After the in-service exam and one week before Thanksgiving, we celebrate our unofficial “Friendsgiving” potluck.
  • Department Christmas/Holiday Party: Food, drinks, dancing, and holiday cheer. Surprise performances by residents and attendings are welcome.
Holiday Party 2
  • Holidays for “the strays”: Not all of our residents are from the area and not everybody travels home for the holidays. Local residents have made it a tradition to host a holiday gathering for the “the strays”.
  • Annual Ski Trip: An annual tradition every winter to escape to Vermont for the weekend to snowboard or ski during the day and relax in the hot tub by night.
Ski Trip 1

Ski Trip 2

  • Academic Conferences: All residents are encouraged to submit abstracts and manuscripts to the major urological conferences. Each year our residents with accepted presentations enjoy meetings at:
    • American Urological Association annual meeting
    • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction annual meeting
      Wai SUFU
    • Ferdinand C. Valentine Medal & Resident Essay Contest
    • Michael J. Droller Chief Resident Debate

      Chief Debate
  • Educational Conferences: Residents are given the opportunity to attend educational conferences
    • American Urological Association Fundamentals in Urology Course
      • Entire Uro-1 class attends
    • Society of Urologic Prosthetic Surgeons Cadaver Lab
    • Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction resident preceptorship meeting
    • National Urology Resident Preceptorship (NURP) in Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive and Prosthetic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic
    • American Urological Association annual review course
      • Chief residents attend prior to graduation and written board exam
  • Happy Hours: Usually to celebrate the last week for our student rotators or any excuse we can find.

happy hour

  • Chief’s Graduation: Each year we sing praises to our outgoing chiefs in the annual roast. Video skits and music videos have become an annual tradition. 
Chief's Graduation Group Photo