Tripler Army Medical Center

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Tripler Army Medical Center Program - LTC Ronald S. Sutherland, MD, Residency Program Director

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Tripler Army Medical Center
Survey Respondent: 
LTC Ronald S. Sutherland, MD, Residency Program Director
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 
In one sentence, our urology training program provides the highest quality urological education in an academically rigorous and faculty-supporting environment. As a bonus, residents enjoy living in incredibly beautiful Hawaii.
What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 
Medical students interested in our program should demonstrate a high degree of motivation to study urological surgery and be willing to serve in the armed services.
What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 
Positive letters of recommendation highlighting the student's knowledge base, clinical performance and personal attributes and qualities.
What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 
Students should rotate through our program for at least a week to understand what military urology is like and the various aspects of the training program. It will give the faculty a chance to get to know them as well. Because urology residencies are highly competitive, we generally select from the highest qualified applicants. Applicants are encouraged to publish. An accomplished curriculum vitae is often the discriminator when selecting from equally highly qualified applicants.