Prelim Banner-urology applicants

Opportunity for unmatched urology residency applicants

Urology continues to be a highly competitive specialty, however, and as a result, many qualified candidates do not match in their first year. When this happens, medical students who do not match must determine their next steps in their careers.

The General Surgery and Urology Residency Programs at CU Anschutz have developed an exciting PGY-1 training opportunity designed to serve the needs of individuals who did not match into urology and are planning to participate in a clinical training program as they reapply to the urology match.

Program Details:

  • 12-month training program during the academic year
  • Six months rotating on the urology service
  • Residents are matched with a formal urology mentor to help them identify opportunities to improve their application

Over the year, unmatched residents entering the preliminary PGY-1 year at the University of Colorado have established an impressive record of success in subsequently securing entry into urology residency programs across the country.

This is an outstanding opportunity for individuals planning to reapply to the urology match while gaining additional clinical experience with extensive exposure to the faculty and residents of our urology training.

Individuals wishing to learn more about this training opportunity should apply through ERAS for the surgery-preliminary program by February 17, 2023. Please direct questions to Claire Travis –