University of Pennsylvania

Urology during General Surgery: 3mo. Fellowship: Robotics (non-accredited) Helen Scanlon E-mail: Joy McCabe E-mail:

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Faculty Survey Results: 

University of Pennsylvania Program - Alan J. Wein, MD, Department Chair

Attach to Residency Program: 
University of Pennsylvania
Survey Respondent: 
Alan J. Wein, MD, Department Chair
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 
* Outstanding training for a career in Urology in a collegial yet professional environment
* Extensive exposure to all aspects of Urology
* Consistently one of the highest volume programs in the country with operative logs of the residents in the top 5-10% annually
* Exemplary track record of placement in top-tier jobs and fellowships
* Extraordinary esprit de corps among the residents
* Strong commitment to resident training
* Residents given considerable, yet appropriate independence in clinical decision making in and out of the operating room
* Outside of the hospital, Philadelphia provides a good quality of life in a large, yet affordable metropolitan area including world class restaurants, theatre, arts, and professional sports
What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 
* Initiative, motivation, and commitment
* Ability to work well with others
* Intelligence
* Good communication skills
* Organizational skills and ability to function responsibly and independently at a very high level
What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 
All parts of the application are important however demonstration of academic excellence/achievement and letters of recommendation are given careful attention
What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 
* Be sure that Urology is the correct career choice for you
* Visit one or more programs outside of your home institution to provide some perspective when choosing where to rank programs for the Match


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