The Division of Urology at the University of Missouri offers a fully accredited ACGME postgraduate residency training program focused on preparing physicians for their chosen career in either academic or community urology. A well-balanced training in both the techniques of genitourinary surgery and art of clinical practice is the foundation of this program.
We provide quality patient care in all aspects of urology, including oncology, pediatrics, laparoscopy, endourology and stone disease, female urology, reconstruction, renal transplant, infertility and general urology. In addition, the Urology Division strives to create an environment of scientific curiosity, development and discussion.
Our residency program is five years in duration and includes one year of general surgery internship and four years of Urology. We are approved for eight residents, filled through the American Urologic Association Office of Education match. Matched residents must also register separately with the NRMP to be able to list the University of Missouri as their institution of choice for general surgery. Following satisfactory completion of this core training in general surgery, resident physicians will begin four years of formal Urology training.
Our resident training program is structured through three hospitals, the University Hospital and Clinics, Women's and Children's Hospital and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital (VA). Residents will alternate through the University service and the VA service depending on their year of training. Outlying clinics are also covered in Macon, Missouri and Hermann, Missouri.
How to apply
Applications for the Urologic Surgery Residency program are only accepted through the American Urological Association Residency Match Program. Applicants must upload their application materials to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
- Initial interviews will be offered NLT Friday, September 15
- We do not offer more interviews than slots
- It is now easier to fly to Columbia with connecting flights from Dallas and Chicago on American and Denver and Chicago on United Airlines
Application areas we weigh most heavily (in no particular order)
- Letters of recommendation
- Academic record
- Personal statement
- USMLE Step 1
Interview dates (six applicants interviewed each day)
- Wednesday, October 16
- Wednesday, October 23
- Wednesday, November 6
- Wednesday, November 13
- Wednesday, November 20
Typical interview schedule
Dinner out with current residents. Although this dinner is optional, it provides a casual setting to get to know current residents. The host resident will contact applicants in advance.
- 7:45-8:15 a.m. Breakfast provided
- 8:15-9:00 a.m. Urology Residency Program Introduction
- 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Urology Resident Candidate Interviews
- 12:00 p.m. Urology Resident Candidate lunch at University Club
- 1:00-3:00 p.m. Tour of our facilities
- 3:00 p.m. Applicants free to depart