UroGeek wrote: I heard of rumors saying that this year there are ~600 applicants for 277 spots. Potentially making this year a death match classic.....
Rumors indeed. Hard to tell if there is just a significant increase in applicants or all applicants are applying more broadly based on the results of last year's match. Probably a combination of both. But don't forget to take into account the significant number of people that register with the AUA to get a match ID that don't end up submitting a rank list in the beginning of January. Sounds like that number will be even higher this year given the trends. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, the AUA website has those stats for the past few years. http://www.auanet.org/education/urology-and-specialty-matches.cfm
Appreciate the lists made above to help distinguish which programs have good surgical training, vs. those that may focus on research. Does help me understand (a tiny bit) why I'm getting some and not others. My stats are as posted above. My updated status: 10 interviews scheduled, mostly out of region from home state and aways. I applied to about 60 programs, most of which were mid-to-high tier. Still waiting to hear from about 12 places. Probably another dozen straight rejections, silence from the others.
I'm surprised Iowa and Kansas haven't made those lists. I thought they were excellent programs.