Urology Residency


Ryan Smith, MD

Ryan Smith, MD
Program Director
University of Virginia

The Department of Urology has an approved training program for residents. It is a five-year program with three residents being accepted each year. The residents participate with the full-time faculty in the daily instruction of our medical students. First year residents spend three months in urology and eight in general surgery. Second year urology residents follow the mentorship model and are given responsibility for patient care and they also attend the urology clinic, which meets daily. They assist in the operating room and also perform a variety of endoscopic and other operative procedures. Each year, over 2,000 urologic procedures are performed, encompassing all types of open and endoscopic urologic surgery. Approximately 13,000 outpatients are seen in our department each year. The average inpatient census is approximately 15 with 1,900 new admissions per year. Pediatric urology represents 20 percent of admissions. The residents perform all surgical procedures and receive extensive teaching in ultrasound and urodynamics and other state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Formal didactics include two urology conferences each week, Tumor Board, teaching rounds and x-ray conferences. Basic and clinical research has focused on prostate cancer, metabolism, infection, uropharmacology, and reproductive biology.

Application Information

Please review this resource from the SAU regarding interview formats and requirements,

The Urology Residency Program applicants will be using ERAS on-line. All information including the application can be accessed through the ERAS Web Site.  If you require further information, please contact Meghan Rover  by Telephone : (434) 243-7440 or by email at

All Residency Applicants, please see ERAS for all further information with reference to applying.

Interview Dates: November 19, November 21, and November 25, 2024

Approximately 35 applicants will be chosen to be interviewed. We will be choosing three applicants for our Residency Program match for each year.

Medical Student Affairs

For outside rotation information, please contact the Graduate Medical Education at UVA.

Current Residents

The Department of Urology is proud to introduce our current class of 11 residents. To learn more more about them, their educational history, and their hobbies, please follow the link to the right.

Former Residents

We could not be more proud of our former residents. After graduation, 30% of our alumni have gone into private practice while 70% have taken an academic role. For more information about our previous residents , please follow the link on the right.