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Urology Residency Program

The Urology Residency Training Program at UAMS is an ACGME accredited five-year categorical residency training program.  The Department of Urology has a proud history of training outstanding urology residents for greater than 60 years.

The faculty members who comprise our teaching faculty dedicate the majority of their academic effort to teaching and mentoring the superior urology residents in our department.  As we deliver high quality and compassionate patient care, we strive to create a training atmosphere centered on mutual respect, collegiality, humanism, and innovation.

Basic Facts

Residency Program Director

Stephen J. Canon, M.D.

Residency Program Coordinator

Kathy Graham, B.S.
Phone: (501) 686-8428
Fax: (501) 686-5277

The UAMS Urology Residency Training Program is an ACGME accredited five-year categorical residency.  Applicants who match in our program are assigned to the UAMS General Surgery training program for the PGY-1 year.  [This designation means that we do not accept trainees who have had any PGY training prior to matching into our program.]

We match 2 residents into our Training Program each year, giving us a total of 10 residents.  Eight of these are Urology Residents (PGY-2 through PGY-5 residents) and the additional two are PGY-1 interns in General Surgery.

The Department of Urology Residency Training Program participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and only accepts applications for our training program through ERAS.

There are three training sites in our program:  The Medical Center of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.  Members of the teaching faculty are actively involved at each teaching site and provide omnipresent direct supervision to residents.  Formal teaching conferences are conducted for two hours weekly following a four-year teaching calendar.  Extensive outpatient, in-patient and operative experiences are achieved through rotations throughout our three teaching hospitals.  All residents participate in clinical research experiences.

All applicants must have his/her application in before October 1 of the year preceding the PGY 1 year.  Separate applications through ERAS must be made for the PGY 1 year in general surgery and the PGY 2 year in Urology. 

All applicants must have the following:

  • Official transcript from medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores

Step I and Step II Applicants are referred to the UAMS Graduate Medical Education Home Page at www.uams.edu/GME/.  For further information pertaining to urology residency, please contact Kathy Graham at (501) 686-8428 or via e-mail at KDGraham@uams.edu.