A message from the Urology Residency Program Director

R. Corey O'Connor

R. Corey O'Connor, MD

Professor of Urology
Residency Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the ACGME accredited urologic surgery residency training program at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), an accredited five (1:4) year curriculum [48 months of clinical urology]. The Department of Urology supports three (3) residents per year with rotations at Froedtert Hospital, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and two local community hospitals. Located in southeastern Wisconsin, MCW is the largest Urology residency training program in the state and covers a diverse population of urban, suburban and rural communities. Froedtert Hospital is the primary adult academic tertiary care facility affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is the largest and only free standing pediatric hospital in the state. The VA Medical Center is one of the busiest referral VA hospitals in the region.

One of MCW’s strengths is employing nationally and internationally recognized, fellowship-trained experts in all areas of urology. The faculty consists of 19 urologists, eight physician’s assistants/nurse practitioners and four non-urologists with appointments to the Department of Urology. Our group of specialists provide team-oriented, state of the art instruction in urologic oncology, cryotherapy, endourology, robotics/laparoscopy, pediatric urology, female urology, sexual dysfunction, neurourology, reconstructive urology, voiding dysfunction, andrology/infertility, uropathology and uroradiology.

Additional opportunities within the MCW Department of Urology residency training program include:

  • Basic science and clinical research
  • Community urology rotation
  • Elective urology rotation
  • Medical missions in underserved countries
  • Elective rotations at other academic institutions
  • Dedicated training in urodynamics
  • Research presentations at local, regional and national meetings
  • Research assistance from full-time research nurses and biostatisticians

Upon graduation our residents are adequately prepared for careers in either academic medicine or private practice.

Residency Applicants

Thank you for your interest in applying for a urologic residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

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  Program Description

We offer three (3) residency positions each academic year. The PGY 1 year is a preliminary surgical year. PGYs 2-5 are dedicated to education and training in Urology.

The Urology Residency Program participates in the AUA Residency Match; please see the Match Calendar for important dates and information.

After completing the AUA Match, the MCW Urology Program and matched applicants utilize the NRMP match to secure preliminary surgical training positions.

All residents must complete a preliminary surgical year. Preliminary surgical training is completed at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of General Surgery.

  Our program participates in the American Urological Association Residency Match Program. Eligible residency candidates are those individuals who have:
  • Graduated from a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME);
  • Graduated from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA);
  • Graduated from a medical school outside of the United States or Canada, and meeting one of the following additional qualifications:
    • Hold a currently-valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates prior to appointment; or,
    • Hold a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States licensing jurisdiction in his or her current ACGME specialty/subspecialty program; or, [in addition to other State of Wisconsin medical licensure requirements; you must have successfully completed two (2) years of ACGME- or AOA-accredited training]
    • Have graduated from a medical school outside the United States and have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.
  How do I apply to the MCW Urology Residency Program?

We utilize ERAS to manage the application process.

Applicants from US Medical Schools must:

  • Complete an ERAS online application  deadline is October 1st
  • In your ERAS application, you must:
    1. Provide three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    2. Provide a Curriculum Vitae
    3. Write a Personal Statement
    4. Provide Medical Student Transcripts
    5. Provide USMLE Step 1 Scores
    6. Provide a Dean’s Letter
    7. Prior GME Training
    Failure to provide the above information may cause a delay in consideration or rejection of your residency application.

  • Register with National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

For IMG applicants

IMGs must provide the above information. In addition, among other qualifications, the following documentation must be provided and/or obtained:

  1. Current ECGMG Certification
  2. US Citizenship
  3. US Permanent Resident
  4. J-1 Visa
  5. H1- B Visa
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