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Program Director's Note

Dr. Philipp Dahm

Program Director's Note

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Urology Residency Program. Our program has a rich history of advancing the field of urology which include recognition as one of the birthplaces of endourology, the establishment of the Gleason grading system for prostate cancer, and the development of the artificial urinary sphincter and the inflatable penile prosthesis. Building on this heritage, we strive to provide our trainees with a world-class educational program that nurtures their curiosity, supports their career aspirations and prepares them equally well for leadership positions in academic medicine and community care.

Ours is a 5-year program of which 6 months are spent in general surgery, whereas the remainder is spent in urology. With several training sites in the Twin Cities, we pride ourselves in the breadth and depth of educational opportunities we offer to our residents. These include the M Health Fairview University Medical Center and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center as main sites, as well as a community rotation at Hennepin County Medical Center and MHealth Fairview Southdale. A major asset of our program is our cadre of faculty, who are not only regionally, nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise but also fully committed to supporting the current training and future career paths of our residents. This includes fostering their research interest in basic and translational research, clinical and outcomes research and evidence synthesis.

We recognize the critical importance of choosing the right training program and welcome your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me as Program Director, Dr. Mike Borofsky as Associate Program Director or our Residency Coordinator, Liz Mayock, if you have questions about our program or would like to learn more. 

Residency Program Highlights

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Important Dates | How to Apply

The University of Minnesota uses the AAMC’s Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for all of our urology resident applications.  When you’re ready to apply, visit the ERAS website to get started.

The process for urology residency matching starts the summer before you wish to begin your residency. The general timetable looks like this: 

**2023 dates to be updated as soon as they are released.

  • Registration Opens:
  • Applicant Preference Signaling Begins: 
  • Applicant Preference Signaling Deadline: 
  • Preference Signals Delivered to Programs: 
  • Interview Offers: 
  • Applicants Reply to Offers: 
  • “Flush” Date: 
  • Rank List Begins: 
  • Registration Deadline: 
  • Rank List Deadline: 
  • Match Date: 

If you have any questions, contact Liz Mayock

Vice Chairman, Urology

Residency Program Director, Urology

Congratulations to Our Chief Residents


Congratulations to our 2023 graduating chief residents! We are incredibly proud of all they have accomplished throughout their residency, and wish them continued success throughout their careers.

Why the University of Minnesota Department of Urology?


Please contact the Residency Coordinator, Liz Mayock, with any questions.