Department of Urology: School of Medicine: University of California, Irvine
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Residency Program

UC Irvine is the fastest growing campus in the University of California system. The UC Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC) is an integral part of the UC Irvine system.

Residency Program

UC Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC)

The medical center is located in the city of Orange, 15 miles north of the UC Irvine main campus. At the medical center, there are over 100 clinical trials. UC Irvine Medical Center is highly regarded for its regional burn center, neuropsychiatric facility, level 1 trauma center, UC Irvine Surgical Education Center, and neonatal intensive care center. The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of forty-one NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country, and the only in Orange County.

  • UC Irvine Douglas Hospital, 7 stories (plus basement) total 482,428 square feet
  • 236 beds, bringing the total number of beds to 392, including 107 beds in the University Hospital Tower (Tower 1A) and 81 beds in the Neuropsychiatric Center (67 neuropsychiatry and 14 acute rehabilitation unit)
  • 45-bed neonatal intensive care unit
  • State-of-the-art Burn Unit expanded to 8 beds
  • 19 high-tech operating rooms
  • Two dedicated cardiac catheterization lab suites
  • Conference rooms and collaborative work spaces for residents on each patient-care floor

The Training Hospitals

UC Irvine Medical Center is rated among the nation's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked No. 1 in Orange County, California. It is home to the county's only Level 1 trauma center, its only nationally designated comprehensive cancer center and a modern acute care hospital. The medical center also provides ambulatory, rehabilitation and mental health services, as well as the full spectrum of specialty care.

VA Long Beach Healthcare System (LBVA) is a 567-bed facility, located 12 miles west of UCIMC and 1/2 mile from the Pacific Ocean. The LBVA is a comprehensive facility, providing complete medical care for veterans. The facility includes a large Spinal Cord Injury Center (75 beds), Women's Veterans Health Clinic, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Same Day Surgery Center, and research facility.

Kaiser Permanente (Orange County) medical centers are located 7 miles (Anaheim) and 14 miles (Irvine) from the UCI-Medical Center. These recently built and updated medical centers are part of the largest managed care organization in the United States, and have modern facilities directed toward providing patient centered care. UCI residents participate in all aspects of adult and pediatric urology services, in both ambulatory and operative settings.

CHOC Children's has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children for more than 45 years. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 279-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children's Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic, and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

General Information

Vacation/Educational Leave

Two weeks of vacation and up to two weeks of educational leave are offered annually. The Urology Department provides financial support to residents who present research projects at the American Urological Association (AUA) annual meeting or at the Western Section AUA annual meeting.

Medical, Dental & Life Insurance

Full medical and dental insurance is provided to residents and their dependants. Life insurance is also provided to the residents.


Meals are provided when the resident is on call.

Professional Liability Insurance

Residents are provided with professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the residency program.

Call Schedule

Our residency program and associated year of surgical internship are in compliance with all ACGME duty hour limitations. Urology residents do not take in-house calls.