Urology Residency

The urology residency is a five-year training program that provides residents with a wide range of experience in all aspects of urologic diagnoses and therapies. It is ranked as one of the top 50 programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Our focus is to train residents who, upon completion, are well-prepared to practice, to seek certification by the American Board of Urology and to pursue sub-specialization if they choose.

Residents are trained academically and clinically, guided by faculty well-known in their areas of specialty. Residents supervise outpatient clinics on a one-to-one basis and participate in inpatient and surgical patient care. 

Conference presentations are an important element of the program, as well. The program director and a clinical competency committee evaluate resident performances semi-annually, working with residents on an ongoing basis.

Program opportunities

Urologists at Rush are known for excellence, offering the most advanced techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery and other minimally invasive procedures.

Residents work closely with faculty in a teaching/learning relationship, treating a diverse patient population and practicing a wide range of techniques including the following:

  • Robotic surgery, including prostatectomy for prostate cancer, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and cystectomy
  • Laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery
  • Ureteroscopic removal, with laser lithotripsy, extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for stone disease and percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  • A full range of treatments for erectile dysfunction, including prosthetic implant surgery, erectile aids and medical therapy
  • Treatment for female urinary dysfunction with the Inter-Stim bladder pacemaker, slings, reconstructive surgery, and urodynamic and pelvic floor management.

How to apply

We accept two residents each year, matched for the full five years via the American Urological Association Matching Program, each January. The first year is with the Department of General Surgery, and the subsequent four years are with the Department of Urology.

Applicants must be graduates of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited program. We do not sponsor visas.

Please submit applications via the Electronic Residency Application Service by Oct. 15 and include the following:

  • ERAS application
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination data
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Three reference letters
  • Personal statement

All applications are reviewed, and those selected for interviews will be notified by email or phone.

If you have further questions, please email Patricia Holden or call (312) 942-6447.