Selection Criteria and Process

Selection Criteria

  • An acceptable academic record which demonstrates special proficiency in those subjects related to urology.
  • Candidates should have a proven interest in urology. This can be demonstrated by electives in urology or related fields.
  • Some references should be obtained from academic Urological specialists. References should be able to attest to interest and proficiency in the specialty as well as comments on exemplary interpersonal skills.
  • Candidates with an interest and proven experience in research, both in basic science and clinical research are encouraged to apply, however the lack of research experience does not prelude acceptance. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with maturity, empathy and sensitivity are required.
  • Candidates who aspire to a career in academic urology are particularly encouraged because of the depth of resources at the University of Toronto which is the largest biomedical education and research institution in North America.

All applications for residency training (CMG and IMG students) must go through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS) website (https://www.carms.ca/). Applications are reviewed by the University of Toronto Urology Residency Training Program Selection Committee through an equal opportunity, merit-based process. Interviews will be granted through the national Canadian Urology Fair in Toronto, through the CaRMS process.

Non-CMG and non-IMG students are welcomed to send complete applications to the Division for individual consideration (Personal statement, personal CV, reference letters, academic transcripts).

Selection Committee

The University of Toronto Urology Residency Training Program Selection Committee includes faculty and resident members from the Division. Each academic hospital has equal representation on this committee, and the current faculty members of the committee include:

  • Dr. Neil Fleshner (Division Chair)
  • Dr. Jason Lee (Program Director, UHN representative)
  • Dr. Yonah Krakowsky (Assistant Program Director, Mount Sinai Hospital representative)
  • Dr. Ron Kodama (Sunnybrook representative)
  • Dr. Monica Farcas (St. Michael’s Hospital representative)
  • Dr. Martin Koyle (SickKids representative)