Urology is a surgical specialty that deals with diseases of the kidney and bladder of the urinary system in women and the genitourinary system (kidneys, bladder, prostate, testes, urethra) in men. Typical practice setting is a mixture of office practice and surgery with a substantial opportunity for long-term continuity with patients. This is somewhat unique in a surgical specialty. There is an opportunity for subspecialization ranging from microsurgery to endoscopic surgery to cancer surgery to pediatrics.

Residency Training

  • Duration of training: 5-6 years.
  • Number of programs nationally: 120.
  • Number of entering residency positions per year: 279.
  • Types of fellowships or subspecialties: Oncology, Pediatrics, Female Urology, Reconstruction, Endourology, Infertility and Andrology.
  • Type of Match: Early. Couples match unavailable.
  • Overall competitiveness: Quite Competitive. There's a good chance of matching for the above-average student.

Primary Faculty Contact for M1's and M2's

Dr. Paholo Barboglio Romo


Medical Student Club or Interest Group

Urology Interest Group

Shadowing or Mentoring Experiences Available to M1's or M2's

Dr. Paholo Barboglio Romo



Suggested Journals, Books & Information for Interested Students

  • Journal of Urology
  • Urology
  • Campbell-Walsh Urology (foundation textbook in 4 volumes)
  • Smith’s Urology (great medical student reference book)