Urology
 

Overview of the Specialty

Urology is the medical and surgical specialty involving disorders of the male genitourinary tract, female urinary tract, and the adrenal gland. Urologists see patients with kidney, ureter, bladder, prostate, urethra and male genital structure disorders and injuries. They also investigate and treat infertility and male sexual dysfunction.

Training Requirements

Training consists of a minimum of five years of postgraduate education including one-two years in an ACGME-accredited general surgery training program and three-four years in a urology training program. There were 126 urology residency training positions accredited by the ACGME for 2014/15 that offered 296 categorical positions.

Matching Program Information and Match Statistics

Urology residency training programs participate in the American Urological Association (AUA) Match. Match results through the AUA and competitiveness information for urology residency training positions are summarized in the U.S. Match Statistics table below. The urology matching process is one of the "early match" programs: the matching process is generally completed in late January (about six weeks prior to the NRMP).

US Match Statistics

2015

2014

2013

2012

Competitiveness

High

High

High

High

# Categorical positions available for U.S. Seniors

296

285

279

278

% U.S. Seniors matched

77%

68%

69%

77%

# Unfilled Categorical Positions

1

0

0

4

# Unmatched U.S. seniors

77

131

122

75

Source: American Urological Association (AUA). *Competitiveness is based upon the percentage of U.S. Seniors who ranked each specialty as their only choice.

WUSM Match Statistics For a list of WUSM match statistics for the past several years, please visit Search for WUSM Statistics. You will need to log in with your Medpriv account.

Subspecialty/Fellowship Training

Subspecialty/fellowship training following completion of a urology residency training program is available in pediatric urology. Detailed information about the scope of this subspecialty training program, number of positions offered and length of training is available in the GMED online database FREIDA. FREIDA Career Information FREIDA physician workforce information for each specialty includes statistical information on the number of positions/programs for residency training, resident work hours, resident work environment and compensation, employment status upon completion of program and work environment for those entering practice in each specialty.

Washington University Resources

Washington University Graduate Medical Education: GME
Information about graduate medical education at Washington University

Washington University Department Website:
Department of Surgery, Division of Urologic Surgery

Faculty Contacts:  Division of Urologic Surgery

Robert S. Figenshau, MD

454-2235


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At A Glance
Training
5 years of residency 
Includes general surgery internship year
These are minimum requirements.
Some programs may have longer residencies.
Fellowships
Subspecialty Length
Pediatric Urology 1 year
Lifestyle
Median, Academic Salary $385,000
Median, Clinical Salary $422,000
Source:AAMC