Residency Program

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We seek to train well-rounded urologists with unparalleled surgical skill and global understanding of urologic diseases

The residency program in urology is five years in length with emphasis on comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of urologic diseases and disorders with the opportunity for both clinical and basic science research.

About the Residency Program

The residency program in the Catherine and Joseph Aresty Department of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is a five-year continuum consisting of a one-year general surgery internship and four years of urology. We are committed to providing our residents the full-spectrum experience of treatment and management of urologic diseases continuing the USC Urology legacy of surgical excellence while embracing the latest cutting-edge techniques and technologies. For those preparing a career in academic urology, we highly encourage participation in the robust offerings of basic, translational and clinical studies ongoing at the USC Institute of Urology.

Application

Applications are submitted during the fourth year of medical school and are completed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system. ERAS software opens for applicants to build and develop their applications in early July, and those applications are released to the programs for review in mid-September. Our program participates in both the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and American Urological Association (AUA) Match Program. The AUA is an “early” Match program, and those results are announced in January. The Matched applicants will then participate in the NRMP match to secure their preliminary year general surgery spots at USC, and those results are matched in March. We require that the intern and post-graduate year (PGY) 2 residents do their training at USC.

Application Requirements:

  • Electronic Residency Application (pdf file)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • USMLE (Step 1 score)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Registration with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)

Directors

Gerhard Fuchs, MD
Program Director

Sia Daneshmand, MD
Associate Program Director

Andrew Hung, MD
Associate Program Director

Quick Links

Need help applying? Contact
Shannon N. Piazza

Program Coordinator
shannon.piazza@med.usc.edu
 

Please contact Shannon Piazza to inquire about deadlines for submitting applications and required documentation through ERAS to USC. In general, ERAS applications are released to the programs mid-September and most of our interview spots are filled within a couple of weeks. The AUA Residency Matching Program ID Number is: 4800521021.