Department of Urology

How to Apply to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Urology Residency Program

Application

We participate in the AUA Residency Matching Program.

  • Program Name:  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Program Number: 00923388

All applications are received and reviewed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®).

Applications are reviewed on an intermittent basis until approximately September 30th, and interviews will be offered to qualified candidates with complete applications. Call or email our program coordinator, Marie Radziak, with additional questions or concerns regarding your application.

 

Interviews

  • Once accepted for an interview, a separate packet of information regarding hotels near the University, including the preferred rates offered to us, as well as ground transportation schedules from the airport, will be sent to you.
  • Should you require parking at the medical center, you will find directions in the package as to how you may obtain courtesy parking. The UPMC Parking Garage may be accessed from Terrace and Lothrop streets only.
  • Plan to arrive early in the evening before your interview, if possible, to meet with residents. Information on location and time will be sent separately.
  • Please plan your schedule the morning of the interview so that you arrive at the medical center at 7:30 am.


Please report to the Kaufmann Building, Suite 700, 3471 Fifth Ave. where you will be having breakfast with the Urology residents.

We do not anticipate the interviewing process to go beyond 4:00 p.m. so you may make your return arrangements accordingly.

 

Advice from the Program Director

  • What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?
    • We are looking for medical students with a proven record of outstanding intellectual achievement, manual dexterity, the ability to work well with colleagues and patients and who show the beginnings of a career of inquiry and contribution to medical science.
  • What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?
    • In order to select candidates who best match the criteria in question #2, both the program director and chairman read each application comprehensively. No one issue makes or breaks our decision to interview or rank a student. Factors that are strongly considered include USMLE scores, medical school quality & reputation, letters (especially those from respected faculty at top programs), grades, AOA, research, and evidence of leadership or outstanding life achievements.
  • What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?
    • This is an exciting but competitive time to enter the field of urology. Show your interest during medical school by actively participating on service and working on a clinical project with a mentor. During the interview season present yourself honestly and show your true personality. When making your rank list, remember to consider where you felt the most comfortable with both the residents and the city. Choose programs where you will enjoy living and working that will also provide you the resources to achieve your long term career goals.