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UC San Diego Department of Urology Residency Training Program

UC San Diego urology is committed to educating doctors of the future.

Our five-year, ACGME-accredited residency program draws from the most promising medical graduates in the country. The 15 resident physicians in our residency training program develop their clinical and research skills in the UC San Diego urology clinics, operating rooms, and laboratories.  In addition, residents complete one year of general surgery at UC San Diego prior to starting our urology program.


About the Program

Our program provides comprehensive training in clinical urology and the opportunity to collaborate with leading investigators in clinical and laboratory urologic research. In addition, it accommodates residents’ specialized clinical or research interests wherever possible.

In the UC San Diego Urology Residency Program, residents receive graduated responsibilities from their first year to their last, or chief residency, year. The program is designed to assure that each graduate has achieved the six general competencies defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

At the conclusion of the residency program, each trainee is expected to pass Part I of the American Board of Urology (written) examination. He or she is also expected to be capable of either embarking on specialty fellowship training or beginning the practice of general urology in the private sector or as a full-time faculty member at an academic medical center.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

Matching Process

Our program participates in the American Urological Association match. For a complete description of the matching process and important registration deadlines, please visit the AUA websites.

Application Requirements

  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Step 1 Score
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • Dean’s Letter

More Information


Adela Lopez
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Urology
UC San Diego Health
200 W. Arbor Drive #7897
San Diego, CA 92103-7897
Phone (858) 249-0894
FAX (858) 822-6188

Jill C. Buckley, MD, FACS
Residency Program Director
Professor of Urology
Department of Urology
UC San Diego Health
200 W. Arbor Drive #8897
San Diego, CA 92103-8897