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Department of Urology

Department of Urology

A Letter from the Program Director


Dear Urology Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the urology residency training program at the University of California, Davis.

The urology residency is a four-year program that follows two years of general surgery. It is expected that the pre-urology surgical training be at the University of California, Davis. The four years of urology are divided among the UC Davis Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Sacramento Medical Center, two local Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and the Shriner's Hospital for Children. A comprehensive education and surgical training is provided in all areas of pediatric and adult urology.

The UC Davis program offers specialty training in urologic oncology, neurourology and reconstruction, endourology/laparoscopy, pediatrics, robotic surgery, impotence and infertility. The opportunity to pursue both clinical and basic science research is offered and encouraged during your training with dedicated time provided for research during the fifth year. We take pride in providing a comprehensive education in urology in a collegial working environment.

Residents are accepted in the program two years in advance of the date upon which they begin urology, with matriculation dependent upon continued excellent performance in their preparatory surgical years. Please note that personal interviews are mandatory for all applicants. The urology faculty will review completed application packets, and qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. As our program participates in the American Urological Association Residency Matching Program (ID#13851), the interview process will be complete with three interview dates.

If you have further questions after reviewing this material, please feel free to contact our residency coordinator, Mireya Montelongo at (916) 734-2893 or mmontelongo@ucdavis.edu.

Sincerely,

Roger K. Low, M.D.
Professor
Program Training Director
Department of Urology