Residency Selection

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the University of Iowa urology residency program:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
    1. Have received a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    2. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.
    3. Have completed a Fifth Pathway program* provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

Selection includes acceptance for the first year internship training in General Surgery. Following satisfactory completion of this core training in General Surgery, resident trainees will enter into the formal Urology training program. Although all residents are expected to complete their final year of Chief Residency six years later, each year's appointment is contingent upon satisfactory progress of the individual resident during the preceding year, and all residency appointments are therefore reviewed and renewed annually.