University of Alabama - Birmingham

Research Time: 6mo during PGY3. Fellowships: Female/Recon.

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Faculty Survey Results: 

University of Alabama Medical Center Program - Peter N. Kolettis, MD, Residency Program Director

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University of Alabama - Birmingham
Survey Respondent: 
Peter N. Kolettis, MD, Residency Program Director
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 
* Broad clinical experience in Urology * Flexibility to enter fellowship or community practice * Approachable fellowship trained faculty with expertise in all subspecialties who are committed to resident education * Talented residents who are “team players” * Diverse experience with rotations at several hospitals * Strong clinical and research institution * Affordable living with reasonable commute to hospital
What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 
* Strong academic performance * Personal qualities * strong work ethic * integrity * ability to work with other
What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 
* Academic performance * Letters of recommendation * Personal interview
What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 
* There is a good reason Urology is so competitive. It is a rewarding and stimulating field. Urologists are among the most satisfied and content people in medicine. No one can be assured of matching. Apply to a large number of programs and go to as many interviews as you can. Be enthusiastic and ask questions.


Dr. Dean Assimos officially became the program chair this summer.  He brought with him his NIH-funded lab and 2 PHDs.  The division also became a department. Sunil Sudarshan also joined the faculty and brought his NIH-funded lab.

Fellow - Female/Reconstructive