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Education for Medical Students

Fifty years ago, virtually all medical students in the United States received didactic training in urology. Currently, only 17 percent of medical students do so. Despite the explosion of medical information that has occurred over this time, it is still critically important that well-educated medical students learn the essentials in urology before they graduate, whether or not they elect to do a rotation in the field.

So, what are the essentials in urology that every student should know before graduating from medical school? To answer this question, two urologists, Drs. Price Kerfoot and Paul Turek, surveyed hundreds of residency directors from different medical disciplines as well as graduating medical students, and analyzed and published what these stakeholders felt all students needed to know about urology. Based on this research, an essential curriculum for all medical students was developed by the AUA – a leader in providing quality, evidence-based urologic education – and is now available to all students. Through this innovative, standardized curriculum, it is the hope of this society that all students will learn the core principles and practices in urology that are important for every practicing physician to know and apply throughout their medical careers, regardless of their career path.

Medical Student Curriculum

The AUA National Medical Student Curriculum app is available from the Google Play or Apple App Store.

Match or Mismatch: How to Navigate the Urology Application Process

February 26, 2018 – 8 p.m. EST

Webinar Date: Monday, February 26, 2018, 8 – 9/9:15 p.m. EST

Webinar Format: Moderator: Dr. Seth Cohen, Panelists: Dr. Gina Badalato, Dr. Moben Mirza, Dr. Jessica Kreshover, and Taylor Kohn (MS4)

Length: Overall: ˜1 hour and 15 minutes: ˜45 minute discussion; ˜20-30 minutes Q&A

Target Audience: 1st- 3rd year medical students interested in urology or seeking to enter the Urology Match Program

Title: Match or Mismatch: How to Navigate the Urology Application Process

Description: The American Urological Association is proud to sponsor a free webinar that will provide an overview on the application cycle to urology and advice for urology candidates seeking to maximize their efforts during this process.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the timeline for the application and match process
  • Discuss the process for selecting away rotations
  • Describe the qualities/attributes that successful candidates have and demonstrate in their applications
  • Offer insight into the various aspects of different training experiences
  • Discuss strategies for how to be successful during the interview process
Urology is a unique blend of medicine and surgery. Learn more about urology and its subspecialties.

The AUA is a resource for medical students, residents, program directors and residency coordinators. For information on residency, fellowship programs, urology residency match and more resources for residents and program directors, visit our Residents/Residency page.