How to Apply

Training Requirements

For acceptance into the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Urology Residency training program applicants must be a graduate of an approved medical school and have completed one year of residency in general surgery.  We encourage our residents to do their preliminary year of general surgery training at our facility.  Please note that acceptance into our program will automatically assure you of a PGY-1 position in general surgery at our facility.

Application

Applicants should visit the ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) web site to apply to our program (www.aamc.org/eras).  ERAS integrates the newest in electronic technologies with the traditional residency application process using the computer and the internet.  After careful review of all applications, applicants will be invited for interviews.  It is, of course, impossible to invite every applicant for interview.  Those applicants invited will be notified and asked to select one of several days set aside for individual interviews, tours of the facility, and time to meet with the program’s current residents.

Registration forms for The American Urological Association (AUA) Residency Match for Urology (administered by the AUA Office of Education) are available from the AUA at:  AUA Residency Matching Program, 2425 West Loop South, Suite 333, Houston, Texas 77027-4207, 713-622-2700 ext. 86, FAX: 713-622-2898, 800-282-7077 ext. 86, e-mail:  resmatch@auanet.org.  The AUA assigns match numbers to applicants and programs and sends preference list forms to applicants and programs.  Applicants and programs then send the completed forms to the AUA in January.  The AUA performs the match and sends out results to applicants, medical schools and urology training programs.  Please note that it is not necessary to apply separately to the surgery residency program.