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Residency Planning FAQs - Urology

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Why do students choose to train in your specialty? What is it they find attractive?

Urology is the ultimate broad diverse specialty with aspects of all other fields within it.
Urology has a combination of outpatient clinical care as well as minor surgical procedures and major operative procedures.

What are the top 10 training programs nationally in terms of overall reputation?

  • Johns Hopkins 
  • University of Maryland 
  • University of Iowa
  • Northwestern 
  • University of Michigan 
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Harvard (Brigham and Women's)
  • Indiana
  • Vanderbilt 
  • Cornell
  • UCLA  

What are some good regional programs?

  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Jefferson (Philadelphia)
  • University of Virginia
  • Johns Hopkins

What are the strengths of the program here at the University of Maryland?

  • Surgery
  • Laparoscopy

What are the factors you look at when evaluating an applicant from most important to least important?

  • Grades
  • Board Scores
  • Hard work
  • Outgoing Personality

What advice do you have for University of Maryland students interested in your specialty?

  • Study hard, as board scores are key to getting good interviews
  • Do a urology rotation at your top picks and work hard to impress them

If students have more questions, whom in your department should they contact and how can they reach them?

Michael J. Naslund, MD

Visit the UMMC Urology Residency Program Website