I believed that Northwestern Urology would best prepare me to be a true surgeon-scientist — world-class surgical training, strong research mentorship and support, as well as a great environment to grow and learn in.
Richard Matulewicz, Class of 2018
In choosing a residency, it was important to me to find a program that offered a well-rounded, comprehensive surgical experience at a diversity of training sites with the opportunity to pursue my interest in immunology research during residency. Furthermore, it is one of the few programs that has fellowship trained faculty in all sub-specialties of urology and the ability to train at a VA, county, private, and children’s hospital.
Lauren Cooley, Class of 2023
I chose Northwestern because the program always felt like it was truly committed to putting residents first. The people I had the privilege of working with (administrative, OR staff, faculty, residents) made going to work everyday something to look forward to.
Kalen Rimar, Class of 2018
The Northwestern Urology program resonated with me because of the residents’ high level of exposure to every part of the field. The unique structure of our program, which has us starting as Urology residents from July 1, exploring related fields through ample elective time and support for creative and innovative research, has proven my choice has endured.
Jason Cohen, Class of 2021
I chose to rank Northwestern #1 because it was the total package. Northwestern offers diverse training sites, dedicated elective time to pursue my own particular interests, and a strong reputation for producing skilled surgeons (both open and laparoscopic). As a medical student, I only heard praise for Northwestern's program from both residents and faculty at other programs and Northwestern has truly exceeded all my expectations.
Christopher Morrison, Class of 2019
In addition to being a leader in urologic research, the department offers a diverse clinical experience including time at the Northwestern Hospital, the Veterans Affairs Hospital and Cook County hospital. The opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research while caring for patients under the guidance of world-renowned urologic surgeons is what drew me to this program.
Channa Amarasekera, Class of 2020
I chose Northwestern Urology because I knew I would become a well-training urologist here. We have a diverse faculty group that covers the entire breadth of the field of urology and in addition to training at a large academic center, we rotate at VA, county and children’s hospitals. Residents get great hands on teaching and when we’re done, we’re competitive for any fellowship or ready to go right into the workforce.
Brian Jordan, Class of 2019
I wanted a well-balanced program where every urologic subspecialty was represented. Knowing how to take care of every urologic problem is the cornerstone of training. Northwestern offers that unique experience, and does so in a variety of practice settings. For me, the diversity of training made Northwestern Urology an exceptional residency program.
Ashima Singal, Class of 2020
Northwestern Urology is a well-established and respected training program with a long track record of training new leaders in the field. I chose Northwestern because I knew I would receive excellent surgical training while being able to pursue research and leadership opportunities. Furthermore, the flexible curriculum provides urology residents opportunities for electives and international rotations, making Northwestern unique among the top training programs in the nation.
Alex Glaser, Class of 2018
The urology residency at Northwestern blends a balanced experience of expertise in every field. Nothing is neglected or missed during the training or opportunities for research. This is set in the highly livable and energetic city of Chicago and the resource-rich Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Adam Weiner, Class of 2022
Established in 1900, we are one of the oldest Urology departments in the country. Our residency program began in 1945, and we continue to work to train the complete urologist.
Our patient-centric, highly agile program encourages residents to apply key basic science discoveries to real-life problems and to work to improve our overall understanding of the conditions we treat.
We offer a personalized, integrated and flexible curriculum with a diverse case mix, balance between inpatient and outpatient care and subspecialty experience. Urology training begins in year one; in 2016-17, each PGY1 resident logged an average of 544 urologic surgery cases.
Our urology residency includes a dedicated, fully-funded and mentored research year. The program includes six months of resident-driven elective rotations, including international options.
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