The Society of Academic Urologists (SAU) has a responsibility to its members and all medical student applicants to conduct a fair and unbiased SAU-AUA Urology Residency Match process. Our responsibility is to publish and ensure standards that encourage ethical behavior and professionalism. All participants should be fully informed about the SAU-AUA Match process and the codes of conduct for, during and after the Match. The goal of the SAU-AUA Match is to ensure, as much as possible, that the right applicant is matched with the right program in the most objective and impartial manner possible.
- For the 2021 – 2022 academic year, away rotations may resume during the first block beginning in July 2021. Beginning on April 15, learners may apply for and schedule in-person away rotations with a date concluding in July or later. This recognizes that not all rotations are aligned with the calendar month. Rotations may have a start date in June if the end date is in July (the rotation block must conclude in July).
- Given the importance of the applicant experience in urology prior to committing to a career path, the SAU endorses no more than one away rotation for students with a home urology program. For students without a home program, an exception will be made and they may take up to two (2) away rotations.
- Programs may continue to offer virtual electives to provide opportunities for learners to explore the specialty and program.
- Learners for whom away rotations are required for graduation or accreditation are exempted from this guidance.
- For the current year, two (2) letters at a minimum will be required, one from a urologist.
Staying consistent with the Coalition of Physician Accountability, the SAU recommends that all programs conduct only virtual interviews for the 2021-22 recruitment cycle. We expect all programs to carry out uniformity in this approach.
The SAU Board of Directors does not anticipate a change in this policy given ongoing concerns regarding the continued possibility of COVID impact upon the 2021-22 recruitment cycle. It is recognized that virtual interviews limit in-person interactions and are still evolving in process. We will plan for membership input at the 2022 Winter Meeting and will consider a task force to further investigate virtual interviewing for subsequent cycles
The SAU will once again collect programs’ scheduled interview dates and host them on the website.
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