Established in 2006, the Department of Urologic Sciences (DUS) falls under the umbrella of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. DUS is focused on the development of programmes of excellence and collaborations across departments, faculties, schools and industrial partners. With strong and comprehensive educational programs, residents from across Canada, Masters and PhD students comprise the next generation of urology stars.

Our Mission

To achieve and maintain excellence in urologic patient care, research and teaching.

Our Goals

The Department of Urologic Sciences will strive to:

Provide state of the art, evidence-based healthcare delivery to regional, provincial, national and international communities through an integrated, interprofessional team.

Support and strengthen the pillars of UBC’s vision: people, learning, community service, research and internationalization.

Provide a provincial hub for health research and education and policy making; focus on health as well as illness.

Identify, design, conduct, analyze and report research relevant to the diseases of the genitourinary tract (prostate, kidneys, bladder, genitals).

Translate basic science research evidence directly to clinical research and eventually improve clinical care, elevating these functions to an internationally superior level.

Implement multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary partnerships within UBC, other universities, hospitals and all levels of government, to facilitate the mission.

Become a sought-after destination for clinical and research trainees and scientists committed to the study and management of genitourinary diseases.

Provide comprehensive undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing health education.

Strengthen the entire Faculty of Medicine through its overall mission.

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