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

Attach to Residency Program: 
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.