Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital


Department Chairman: Dr. Michael L. Blute
Residency Program Director: Dr. Aria F. Olumi

Research Time: 6mo during PGY3. Fellowship: Onc.

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Faculty Survey Results: 

Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital Program - Aria F. Olumi, M.D. Residency Program Director

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Harvard University / Massachusetts General Hospital
Survey Respondent: 
Aria F. Olumi, M.D. Residency Program Director
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 
  • Balance of operative experience – open surgery, pure laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. For example, at our institution radical prostatectomies for management of prostate cancer are done by 1/3 open, 1/3 pure laparoscopic and 1/3 robotic techniques. Therefore, our residents are trained in all technical aspects of urologic care.
  • Outstanding care that is provided to our patients
  • Thought leaders at MGH and Harvard Community
  • Close knit collaboration and excellent working environment between the residents and faculty
What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 

Passion to learn and improve the care of urologic patients through outstanding clinical/surgical expertise, education and research.

What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 

 We evaluate the application as a whole, and do not necessarily give additional weight to one aspect of application over another.

What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 

Be passionate and remain committed to improving the care and reducing the disease burden for the urology patients. 


Fellow - Oncology