Residency Program


Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine is home to more than 1,000 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master's degree, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic and clinical science to about 400 students annually. WSU SOM ranked 22nd among the nation's 125 medical schools, according to the National Science Foundation, and #75 for research in the 2012 edition of the U.S. News & World Report research rankings. The school's ties to the community are strong. As the only medical school in Detroit, one of WSU SOM's most important missions is to improve the overall health of the community.

Wayne State University Department of Urology Mission Statement and Educational Rationale
The Wayne State University Urology Resident Training Program is a university-based training experience with full-time faculty having academic appointments in the WSU School of Medicine. The length of training is currently 5 years with 1 year of pre-urology (general surgery) and 4 years of urology. The overall goal and philosophy of the program is to train outstanding and capable clinical urologists with broad expertise. In addition, we strongly support those residents interested in advanced fellowship training and academic careers. Fourteen (58%) of our residents over the past 10 years have entered fellowships. Eleven of our former residents graduated over the last ten years are currently engaged in academic urology careers.

Recruitment and Selection Criteria
Wayne State University Urology Training Program seeks to obtain resident recruits who can be trained to become outstanding urologists in an academic or private practice setting. Selection is based clearly on a consensus of all faculty members. The ranking of applicants is done at a special meeting of the entire faculty with input from the residents who have had contact with the applicants during the interview process.

Resident selection is based on evaluation of:
1. Academic performance in medical school, including Dean's letter, grades, awards, AOA membership and class rank
2. Score from Part I of the Boards
3. Interpersonal skills
4. Research activity
5. Recommendation letters
6. Extracurricular activities
7. Personal statements
Wayne State University is a non-discrimination affirmative action employer.

Appointments to the residency program are made on a yearly basis with annual renewal contingent on satisfactory progression of the resident through educational benchmarks set by the Urology Department's Education Committee. All residents are required to have medical licensure from the State of Michigan.

The Wayne State University Urology Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The program is approved for 2 residents yearly for four years of urological training. One year of general surgery training within an ACGME approved surgical training program is required prior to acceptance into the Urology residency. This general surgical training is arranged within the Department of General Surgery at Wayne State University and does not require a separate residency match or interview.