Residency

Program Director's Note

Dahm HeadshotWelcome 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. 

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: 

  • Registration Opens: June 23, 2022
  • Applicant Preference Signaling Begins: September 1, 2022
  • Applicant Preference Signaling Deadline: September 16, 2022
  • Preference Signals Delivered to Programs: September 28, 2022
  • Interview Offers: October 21, 2022
  • Applicants Reply to Offers: October 24, 2022
  • “Flush” Date: October 25, 2022
  • Rank List Begins: November 22, 2022
  • Interview Dates:                                 Tuesday, December 6, 2022

                                                                     Friday, December 9, 2022

  • Registration Deadline: December 29, 2022
  • Rank List Deadline: January 10, 2023
  • Match Date: February 2, 2023

If you have any questions, contact Liz Mayock eamayock@umn.edu.

Important Open House Information

Open Houses: 

Wednesday, August 31st - Faculty & Residents 5:30-6:30 PM CST

Wednesday, September 7th - Faculty & Residents 5:30-6:30 PM CST

For more important date information, please scroll up to the HOW TO APPLY tab.

Registration has closed. 

For any questions regarding future registration, please contact Liz Mayock eamayock@umn.edu

Why the University of Minnesota Department of Urology?

Chairman, Urology

Vice Chairman, Urology

Residency Program Director, Urology

Congratulations to Our Chief Residents

Chief GraduatesCongratulations to our 2022 Graduating Chief Residents, Ellen Thompson, Thomas Stout and Ashley Alford. We are incredibly proud of all they have accomplished throughout their residency, and wish them continued success throughout their careers.

Residency Program Highlights

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