Resident Selection and Eligibility
The Department of Urology adheres to the Resident Selection Policy of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, including:
1. Resident Eligibility
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to accredited resident programs at the University of Louisville School of Medicine:
a. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
b. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
c. Graduates of medical schools outside of the United States and Canada who have current valid certificates from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). In addition, as of the 2009-2010 academic year, schools located outside the U.S. and Canada must:
1. Be officially recognized in good standing in the country where they are located
2. Be registered as a medical school, college, or university in the International Medical Education Directory
3. Require that all courses must be completed by physical on-site attendance in the country in which the school is chartered.
4. Possess a basic course of clinical and classroom medical instruction that is:
a. not less than 32 months in length; and
b. under the educational institution’s direct authority.
- Non-US Citizens
Applicants who are not citizens of the United States must possess or be eligible for one of the following:
· J1 Clinical Visa
· Valid Employment Authorization Document
· Valid Permanent Resident Card
The following are not accepted for residency or fellowship training:
· J1 Research Visa
· J2 Dependent Visa
· H1B Visa
a. Individual programs may limit the amount of time they will hold a position open for applicants to obtain appropriate immigration status.
b. In addition to the above, candidates must have graduated from an accredited medical school within five years of starting the urology residency.
c. Resident candidates must have had a significant amount of clinical experience in the United States.
d. Resident candidates must have completed at least one year of U.S. postgraduate clinical training prior to beginning the residency.
The University of Louisville Department of Urology will only accept applications via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). To learn more about ERAS, you may access their Website at www.aamc.org/eras.
Residents will be appointed through the AUA residency match. Residents will be selected based on potential to successfully complete their training and certification process. Step I scores, medical school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and interviews will be used to select residency candidates. The residency committee, consisting of the entire urology faculty, must meet and prepare the match list which will be submitted by the residency director.
The application deadline is October 1 of each year. Applications must be complete by October 1 to be considered. A completed application includes: ERAS application, Step I scores, three (3) letters of recommendation, ECFMG status, USMLE transcript, medical school transcript, curriculum vitae, and personal statement. Interviews take place October through December each year. Interviewees will be notified through the ERAS e-mail system. Once match results are posted, the resident must apply through the NRMP for their preliminary (PGY-1) year in General Surgery.
The start date for resident training within the urology program (PGY-2 URO-1) is July 1 of the year following successful completion of the preliminary (PGY-1) year in General Surgery.
Residents must maintain adequate progress in their academic and clinical training. They must perform their duties in a professional manner and receive adequate reviews from faculty and other observers. The residency committee, consisting of the entire urology faculty, must meet and vote in a majority to recommend for a resident to be declared ineligible. The residency director has the final decision regarding eligibility.
Residents must successfully complete each year of training in order to be promoted. The residency committee, consisting of the entire urology faculty, will meet and vote for promotion of residents each year.