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The Division of Urology is a leader in surgical and medical education at the local, national and international levels. Urology is consistently ranked as one of the best surgical clerkship experiences in the entire Department of Surgery and our commitment to Undergraduate Medical Education is highlighted by the many clerkship and medical school teaching accolades awarded to our faculty and residents. At the Post Graduate level, our residents continue to rank highly amongst their peers across Canada and United States in the annual American Board of Urology practice examinations as well as on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification exam.  Residents receive extensive exposure to high surgical volumes across all urologic sub-specialties at Western as well as several opportunities to carry out rotations and electives at community hospitals.  Eventually, approximately half of our graduating residents go onto sub-specialty fellowship training positions and the other half directly into community practice.  We are also very proud of the world class fellowship training programs we offer in across a wide spectrum of sub-specialties in Urology.  Our fellows are mentored not only in surgical education but also in establishing strong research foundation and in developing a solid teaching philosophy.