Stanford University Program - Linda Shortliffe, MD, Department Chair

Attach to Residency Program: 
Stanford University
Survey Respondent: 
Linda Shortliffe, MD, Department Chair
If you were an applicant, why would you choose to train in your residency program?: 
- Research opportunity helps allow decision making about academic medicine and interests - Depth of subspecialty coverage - Patient and institutional diversity - Size of program - Location
What is your program looking for in a graduating medical student?: 
- Critical mind and interest in academic questions in both clinical and basic urology - Motivation to achieve excellence in area(s) - Organization and ability to discuss topics - Emotional intelligence
What part of an application do you consider most important in ranking applicants?: 
Past performance
What advice do you have for medical students hoping to match in Urology?: 
Perform realistic self-assessment of your interest in urology and your level of competitiveness with others who may be applying and then apply to a range of institutions.