Program Description


Our Program

The University of Arizona College of Medicine has been educating urology students and residents for more than 30 years through the oldest urology program in Arizona. The program was started by Dr. George Drach, founding chief of urology for the University of Arizona, and his legacy of excellence in patient care, ground-breaking research and exceptional resident education remains alive and well. The University of Arizona Urology Residency Program consists of a five-year training program.  The first year is in general surgery, the following four are urology specific. Two categorical positions are available each year.


Program Objectives

The objectives of our residency program are to provide excellent comprehensive clinical training in all aspects of urology and to create an atmosphere for discovery and service. Each of our faculty has expertise in the diagnosis and management of common and complex urologic disease. We offer comprehensive and multidisciplinary surgical and medical care for all types of urologic disorders in children and adults.


Education & Training

Our faculty also has advanced training and proficiency in modern surgical technologies including robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures. Our ongoing laboratory, translational and clinical investigations provides our residents broad exposure to basic and clinical research.

The Urology Residency Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine offers two categorical positions every year for the five-year program.



Candidates selected in the past have been among the upper one-third of their medical school class.



Interviews are scheduled by invitation only following faculty review of all applications and supporting letters.


Additional Information

For more information about the Urology Residency Program at the University of Arizona College of Medice, please contact the Urology Residency Program Manager:

Rosemary E. Balderrama
Division of UrologyDepartment of Surgery
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Avenue; Box 245077
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5077
Office Phone: (520) 626-6895