LINTHICUM, JANUARY 22, 2014—Earlier today, medical students wishing to specialize in urology learned where they will complete their residency as results from the highly competitive Urology Residency Match program were issued to 446 students and 118 registered programs.
Of the 534 students registered in the 2014 Urology Residency Match, nearly 85 percent submitted preference lists and vied for 285 available residency slots. Of those who submitted lists, 64 percent matched; there were no program vacancies left open.
Medical students begin the residency application process at the beginning of their final year in medical school. After they apply to various registered programs across the country, programs invite selected candidates for interviews, which are held in the fall and early winter. Once the interview period is over, both registered parties submit their preference lists to the American Urological Association who has performed the Match annually on behalf of the Society of University Urologists for more than 25 years.
“As a leading organization for the specialty of urology, it is our pleasure to play a role in the matching process,” said AUA Office of Education Chair and Urology Residency Match Audit Committee member, Elspeth McDougall, M.D. “These new residents are just beginning their journey as surgeons and we wish them nothing but success moving forward.”
On average, participants submitted 59 applications, with programs receiving an average of 253 applications total. Programs granted an average of 35 interviews, with potential residents taking an average of 10 interviews. Matched applicants had an average of 13.2 programs on their preference lists.
The 2014 Match results continue to show a strong presence of female graduates applying for and matching with urology programs. This year, 74 of 114 female participants (64 percent) matched with programs, compared to an even 64 percent of males.
Statistics on the 2014 Match and past Match results can be found by visiting: http://www.auanet.org/education/urology-and-specialty-matches.cfm.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has more than 20,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
Christine Frey, AUA