In accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Urology, the University of Illinois College of Medicine offers a six year urology residency program. During the first year of residency (PGY1), trainees rotate for six months each with urology and general surgery. Residents then complete four years of clinical urology training (PGY2, 3, 5 and 6). In addition, the residency includes one full year (PGY4) of research in which residents have the opportunity to participate in our NIH funded prostate cancer research laboratory, design medical devices at the UIC Innovation Center, pursue clinical research projects, and take courses at the UIC School of Public Health.
Our program utilizes four major and diverse hospitals for resident education. Both in general surgery and urology, residents rotate through the University of Illinois Hospital (UIC), Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), and St. Francis Hospital. Pediatric training is provided at UIC and Lurie Children’s Hospital. The proximity of these hospitals allows for complete integration of all conferences, lectures, and teaching sessions. We believe that our system offers each resident the broadest urological training experience presently available at any urological residency training program, and fully prepares residents for academic or clinical careers.
How to Apply ?
We offer two positions at the PGY1 level. Interested individuals must apply to our residency via ERAS and register with the AUA Match Program. The AUA website will also have information regarding the 2021-22 Match.
An application is considered complete once we have received :
- At least three letters of recommendation supporting the application for a Urology residency
- Medical school transcripts with Dean’s letter
- Step 1 scores for the USMLE
- Personal statement
- Photo of applicant
For further application details follow the link to the Urology Residency Match site provided by the American Urological Association.