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. 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
  • Endoscopic management of stone disease including percutaneous nephrolithotomy, ureteroscopy and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy
  • A full range of treatments for men’s health and genitourinary reconstruction including prosthetic surgery for erectile dysfunction and male stress incontinence, surgical management of Peyronie’s disease, buried penis, and urethral stricture disease
  • Treatment for female urinary dysfunction with the Inter-Stim bladder pacemaker, slings, reconstructive surgery, 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. 

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 September 14th and include the following:

  • ERAS application
  • Photograph
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (maximum of 4). We encourage the use of the AOA Standardized Letter of Recommendation
  • United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 score (USMLE)

All applications are reviewed, and those selected for interviews will be notified by via ERAS. 

If you have further questions, please email Michele Odierno