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department of urology

Residency Program

 

Application Information

 

Residency Application

 

Applications should be made according to AUA residency match guidelines. Applications are accepted from fourth year medical students and post-graduates. Our program participates in the NRMP and American Urological Association matches. We require the PGY-1 and PGY-2 years to be taken in the surgery program at Temple. Please reference the AUA web site for further details. Temple's AUA program number is: 00923386

 

The Temple Department of Urology interviews applicants on scheduled interview dates only. Once applications are reviewed, interviews will be granted on one of three interview dates by invitation to selected applicants. There is some flexibility in choosing among the three interview dates; however, they are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Our approach to the candidate interview is that it serves two purposes: the first is that the interviewee is offered an opportunity to become acquainted with the program itself, the residents and faculty, and the expectations placed upon its graduates. The second purpose is that it facilitates resident selection by the Temple faculty.

 

The typical interview day starts with a morning presentation by Dr. Mydlo aimed at providing an overview of the program, followed by individual interviews with representative faculty from each institution in the program. Candidates can anticipate being present from 7:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., with breakfast and lunch provided. Ample opportunity will be provided to meet with current residents, who also provide a guided tour of Temple University Hospital. An informal gathering between residents and applicants will take place the night before each interview date.

 

 

 

Application Requirements

 

  • Electronic residency application
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE Step 1 score
  • Registration with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Dean's letter

 

Resident Selection

 

Two residents are selected each year according to the AUA match.

 

 

 

Medical Student Rotation

 

Students with an interest in the Urology program at Temple are encouraged to take a clinical elective of any duration sometime in the summer, fall or winter. This will enable you to better evaluate our program and permit a better evaluation of you by our faculty and residents. If you are a student, please reference contact information for Joanne Handler below in order to set up a rotation.  Students typically participate in a 4-week long rotation, but 1- or 2-week visits are possible, if necessary.

 

Additionally, students who interview for a position at Temple are welcome to partake in a second look-visit, although this is certainly not a requirement for acceptance. Over the years this has proven to be a helpful adjunct to the interview process, allowing candidates to see the department as it functions on a normal workday.


Contact Information:

 

Joanne Handler

Academic Affiliations

Temple University School of Medicine

3500 N. Broad St. Suite 325

Philadelphia, PA 19140

T: 215-707-7846

F: 215-707-4725

Email: joanne.handler@temple.edu