Urology Match Day 2024 connects hundreds of trainees to residency programs

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According to statistics provided by the AUA, 385 medical students and other applicants were matched across 148 urology residency training programs nationwide.

This week, hundreds of future urologists received results from the 2024 Urology Residency Match – the process through which medical students and other applicants are connected with the program at which they will complete their residency.1

Participants and others can keep up with news of this year’s cycle via #AUAMatch on X (formerly Twitter).

Participants and others can keep up with news of this year’s cycle via #AUAMatch on X (formerly Twitter).

The results from this year’s application cycle were provided by the American Urological Association (AUA), which organizes the Urology Match on behalf of the Society of Academic Urologists (SAU).

According to statistics provided by the AUA,2 500 applicants took part in this year’s match cycle. Overall, 385 medical students and other applicants were matched across 148 urology residency training programs nationwide, corresponding to a match rate of 77% among trainees who entered into this year’s match.

Among the matched applicants, 209 were male, 173 were female, 2 were non-binary, and 1 was undisclosed. In total, 72% of male applicants, 85% of female applicants, and 33% of non-binary applicants were matched with a residency program in this year’s match.

Further, of the matched applicants, 191 were White, 97 were Asian, 40 were Hispanic, Latino, or of Spanish origin, 30 were Black or African American, 2 were American Indian/Alaskan Native, 1 was Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 16 were of other races, and 8 had undisclosed ethnicity.

Senior medical students made up 88.3% of the total matched applicants, including 307 MDs and 33 DOs. Trailing that, previous graduates in the US made up 6.5% of matched applicants, previous graduates in Canada made up 0.3%, and international medical students and graduates made up 4.9%.

"We take great pride in the continued success of the Urology Residency Match, eagerly anticipating the opportunity each year to assist medical students in commencing their urology practice," said Kirsten Greene, MD, MS, president of the SAU, in a news release on the results.1 "This program serves as a vital cornerstone in advancing the field of urology by nurturing the professional development of individuals who embody the future of our specialty."

According to the news release by the AUA,1 participants in this year’s match cycle submitted an average of 67 applications and took an average of 12 interviews. Residency programs that participated in the match received an average of 250 applications and granted an average of 41 interviews. Matched applicants had 15 programs on average on their preference list.

Among the matched applicants, 45.5% were matched at their first-choice program.

Randall Meacham, MD, president of the AUA, concluded in the news release, "The AUA is privileged to welcome a truly outstanding group of applicants who are looking forward to building their future in urology practice. We applaud the dedication, resilience, and hard work demonstrated by all Match participants. The outlook for urology is promising."1

Participants and others can keep up with news of this year’s cycle via #AUAMatch on X (formerly Twitter).

References

1. Hundreds of future urologists celebrate Match Day 2024. News release. American Urological Association. February 1, 2024. Accessed February 2, 2024. https://www.auanet.org/about-us/media-center/press-center/hundreds-of-future-urologists-celebrate-match-day-2024

2. Match statistics – 2024 urology residency match. American Urological Association. Accessed February 2, 2024. https://www.auanet.org/documents/education/specialty-match/2024/2024%20Urology%20Residency%20Match%20Statistics%20-%20Final.pdf

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