Selection Process

Under the direction of Program Director Dr. Steven Canfield, The Urology Program screens around 300+ applications each interview season. Each faculty is assigned approximately 40 applications for extensive review using an evaluation score sheet.  The final recommendations are provided to the Program Director, who makes the final invitation list.

The candidates are split up into two days of virtual interviews, with approximately 20 applicants each day. Each interviewer will evaluate the candidate in preparation for our program rank meeting.  Not all candidates will necessarily be ranked on the match list submitted by the program. Only those candidates who are the most suited for training in Urology will be ranked in order of preference.

Following AUA requirements, all sub-internship applicants are interviewed during the interview season and not while on rotation with the program.

Resident selection is based on a consensus of all faculty members, with the actual ranking of applicants done at a special meeting of the entire faculty and current Urology residents who have had a chance to meet prospective candidates.

Resident selection is based on an evaluation of the following:

  1. Academic performance in Medical School, including a Dean’s Letter, grades, awards, AOA membership, and USMLE/COMLEX score reports.
  2. Personal Recommendation Letters
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Interview and interpersonal skills
  5. Extracurricular activities and accomplishments
  6. Demonstrated commitment to a career in Urology through scholarly activities and participation in clinical urology activities