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CNUCOM Career Advising for Medical Specialties: Urology

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National Organizations:

American Association of Clinical Urologists

American Board of Urology

Urology Care- American Foundation for Urologic Disease

American Urological Association

European Association of Urology

Length of Residency Training:

PGY-1 year in general surgery

5 years of residency including PGY-1

Type of program: Advanced


Competitiveness: medium to high

Median Salary:  $422,624





Specialty Overview:  Urology focuses on the medical and surgical treatment of the male genitourinary system, female urinary tract, and the adrenal gland. Urologists treat patients with kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, urethra, and male genital structure disorders and injuries. They often coordinate care with nephrologists for patients with kidney disease and may perform kidney transplantations. Urologists may also investigate and treat infertility and male sexual dysfunction. Diagnostic procedures are very important for urologists. They use endoscopic, percutaneous, and open surgery to treat congenital and acquired disorders of the reproductive and urinary systems and related structures. These specialists see male and female patients of all ages and work in both hospital and clinic settings. Excellent surgical skills, manual dexterity, and good hand-eye coordination are important to this specialty (source: AAMC)



Pediatric urology






How many programs should a student apply to in order to be successful in matching: 30-50

Which clerkships are required: urology sub I

Other recommended electives: surgical subspecialty electives

Additional recommendations: honors in clerkships (highly important), sub I in urology, USMLE Step 1 score above 235, research experience (medium to highly important)





Recommended Electives Outside this specialty:

Surgical subspecialty electives


Results and Data of 2016 Main Residency Match

Mean USMLE Step 1 Score: 240

Mean USMLE Step 2 CK Score: 244

Mean # of Programs Applied to in this specialty: 53-63

Number of Programs: 126

Number of Positions Available: 278

Total Number of Applicants: 481

Total Number of Matched:




Additional Resources :



Urology Match

Journal of Urology


BJU International

Urological Research

Current Opinion in Urology





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