Newly Reinstated Urology Residency Program Welcomes Wachterman
- By Jennifer Nachbur
After a 16-year hiatus without a residency program, “the investment of time and hard work from the faculty has finally paid off,” said Mark Plante, M.D. associate professor of surgery, division chief of urology and director of the urology residency program, who together with his team achieved re-accreditation for the program in June 2010. Following a successful candidate interviewing process last fall, the division submitted their ranked selections to the National Residency Matching Process for the March 2011 Match Day and in July 2011, welcomed their first resident – Jared Wachterman, M.D.
A graduate of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, which has a five-year research-based curriculum, Wachterman received an undergraduate degree in mechanical and biomedical engineering from Tufts University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he is currently serving the first year of his five-year urology residency at UVM/Fletcher Allen Health Care in general surgery.
Though the newly-reignited residency program is small, each urology resident is afforded ample and varied surgical exposure during the five years. The educational program, which is multi-faceted, includes multidisciplinary genitourinary oncology rounds, urology Grand Rounds; journal review; morbidity and mortality; urology resident teaching; urology resident case presentation conference; and basic science research teaching.