Application Process

The first step in applying to the Department of Urology must be accomplished by submitting through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). A complete packet consists of the following documents:

  • CV
  • Application
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which should come from your Urology Department Chair or Section Head)
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE Step 1 score

The deadline for applications to be considered for review is October 1. 

Our Department has a team of urology faculty members who screen 300+ applications each interview season. Each faculty is assigned approximately 50 applications for extensive review.  Final recommendations are provided to the Program Director, Dr. Kate Kraft, who makes the final invitation list.

Resident selection is based on a consensus of all faculty members, with the actual ranking of applicants done at a special meeting of the entire faculty (as well as input from current Urology residents who have had a chance to meet prospective candidates).

Resident selection is based on an evaluation of:

  1. Academic performance in Medical School, including a Dean's Letter, grades, awards, AOA membership, class rank if available and score from Part I of the Boards
  2. Personal Recommendation Letters
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Interview and interpersonal skills
  5. Extracurricular activities and accomplishments
  6. Satisfactory completion or anticipated completion of an accredited School of Medicine in the United States or Canada
  7. Demonstrated commitment to a career in Urology through scholarly activities and participation in clinical urology activities

Candidates will undergo a one-day interview process, wherein they will meet select Urology faculty for individual and group interviews. Each interviewer will evaluate the candidate and a faculty meeting will be held to rank candidates in order of preference. Not all candidates will necessarily be ranked on the match list submitted by the program. Only those candidates who are the most suited for training in Urology will be ranked in order of preference. Applicants who complete a sub-internship in the department will be interviewed formally during their rotation and will not be required to return during interview season.

Applicants will also be invited to a formal dinner hosted by the Department to allow for additional time to become acquainted with faculty and current residents. This dinner is optional.

We accept four trainees per year. Information about the urology match process can be found on the American Urological Association Residency Match website.

Thank you for your interest in our program. If you need further information, please contact our Residency Coordinator, Lora Allen llallen@umich.edu.