Elizabeth Kwenda, First Black Female to Match into UF urology Residency Program


Elizabeth Kwenda standing in a courtyard. she is wearing a black suit with a pink blouse

Elizabeth Kwenda, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine, is the first Black female to match into UF’s urology residency program and one of three individuals accepted into the university’s highly competitive program for 2022 based on their excellent academic and research portfolios. She will begin her residency this summer after graduating with her medical degree in May.

The news was announced Feb. 1 and not in March, when most programs and students celebrate Match Day, because the American Urological Association and the Society of Academic Urologists run their own process that posts results earlier in the year, similar to ophthalmology.

“It’s about time it happened,” Kwenda said. “I’m really excited and honored. The field of urology is really starting to evolve.”

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