Albany Medical College Program

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State Code: 
New York
Faculty Survey Results: 

Albany Medical College Program - Mark D. White, MD, Residency Program Director

Attach to Residency Program: 
Albany Medical College Program
Survey Respondent: 
Mark D. White, MD, Residency Program Director
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 
Our residency offers the opportunity to experience both academic and community urology practice. Our residents do well with respect to exposure to all of the subspecialties within urology as well as general urology. We emphasize continuity of care and give all level residents ample opportunity for OR and clinic-based experience. We encourage academic pursuits with research and the didactic portion of our program. Our residents leave the program with a solid foundation to enter private practice or pursue advanced fellowship training. The case logs show solid performance with many cases above the 75th to 90th percentile for case experience.
What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 
Our program is looking for solid academic performance, an inquisitive nature, and a good work ethic. We promote teamwork in the residency program and give residents ample opportunity to work in a supportive environment.
What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 
The important parts of the application are the personal statement, Dean's letter, and summary of extracurricular activities. We look for information that distinguishes the applicant from the other prospective resident applicants. All applicants are usually academically qualified to complete a residency training program. We are looking for applicants that fit our style of training.
What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 
For prospective applicants, we expect them to be honest. The applicant should be realistic in applying to programs and not send blanket applications to a large number of programs. We hope that prospective applicants talk with urologists in the community and on the medical school faculty to help define their expectations for a residency program. The key to a successful application is strong performance, desire for continued learning, and the ability to participate in the team.