UIG – Urology Interest Group
|Co-Presidents||Ashley Gordon & Steven Toffel|
|Advisor||Dr. Stringer, MD|
Welcome to the Urology Interest Group!
The goal of the Urology Interest Group is to educate our peers about an exciting career path and promote exposure and involvement in the field of Urology.
What is Urology?
The American Urological Association website states:
Urology is a surgical specialty which deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Although urology is classified as a surgical specialty, a knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and other specialties is required by the urologist because of the wide variety of clinical problems encountered. In recognition of the wide scope of urology, the American Urological Association has identified seven subspecialties areas:
- Pediatric Urology
- Urologic Oncology (cancer)
- Renal Transplantation
- Male Infertility
- Calculi (urinary tract stones)
- Female Urology (urinary incontinence and pelvic outlet relaxation disorders)
- Neurology (voiding disorders, urodynamic evaluation of patients, and erectile dysfunction or impotence).
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.
For 2017, 130 non-military accredited urology residency programs in the United States listed 319 positions with 317 vacancies being matched. 422 applicants submitted preference lists netting 105 unmatched applicants. Of the senior medical students in the U.S. applying, 82% percent were matched. For more information, please see: http://www.auanet.org/education/auauniversity/residents/residency/urology-and-specialty-matches