Medical students applying for urology residency
programs that use the Pocket Guide
throughout the world (worldwide circulation)
e-mailed to me
Medical Students Applying For Urology Residency
Pocket Guide to Urology is recommended by Urologymatch.com.
At the 2013 3rd International meeting of “Challenges in Endourology
& Functional Urology”, an abstract was presented
that showed the Pocket Guide to Urology was used by more than 90% of urology residency applicants who responded
to a survey (see page 3: abstract PP-59 "Utilization of learning resources among urology residency applicants").
of Urology (J Urol 172: 278,
2004), Harvard Medical School published a study in which
to Urology was used as a reference text..." This study proved
that the Pocket
Guide to Urology, when used with
Several universities offer advice for students applying to a urology residency, which includes a recommendation to use
the Pocket Guide to Urology:
● Drexler University College of Medicine website (see "So you want to go into urology": section IV, part A, #5).
In a report from the AUA residents committee
in 2011, The Pocket
Guide to Urology was ranked in the top 3 most useful educational
materials (alongside Campbell's Urology and the AUA Self Assessment
Study Program) by residents in the Mid-Atlantic Section.
"Your pocket guides have significantly increased
the standard in-service score of our residents here at USC..." – S. Piazza
Academic Program Manager, USC
Guide to Urology is used by
many urology residents and students as a part of
States Training Programs
Training Programs Outside the US
Medical School - Harvard uses the Pocket Guide to
Urology for their
"Introduction to Urology"
rotation (see "Resources" in their Course Info).
● University of California, Los Angleles (UCLA)
of California, Irvine
● University of California, Davis
● University of Southern California (USC) - see comment below.
● Stanford (California)
● University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor - see comment below.
Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) - see this letter from the Chairman of Urology at Mayo Clinic.
● Duke University (North Carolina)
● Medical University of South Carolina
● Baylor University (Texas)
● University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio - see "Medical Student Resources".
● Texas Tech University
● University of Alabama, Birmingham
Commonwealth University - see "Reference Textbooks" section, last
one on the list.
● West Virginia University
● University of Florida, Gainesville
● University of Miami
● Cleveland Clinic (Ohio)
● University of Toledo (Ohio)
● University of Cincinnati (Ohio)
● Case Medical Center (Ohio)
● University of Illinois, Chicago - see "Supplemental Reading" at the bootom of the webpage.
● University of Kansas
● University of Nebraska
● Lahey Clinic/Tufts
● Penn State/Hershey
● University of Pittsburgh
Beaumont Hospital (Michigan)
● Henry Ford Hospital (Michigan)
● Cooper University/Robert
Wood Johnson Medical School (New Jersey)
● Washington University
(Saint Louis, Missouri)
● University at Buffalo SUNY
● University of Colorado (Denver) - see Section 7, part 2 on page 3.
● University of Arkansas (Little Rock)
● Emory (Georgia)
● Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School
Australasian College of Surgeons (Melbourne, Australia)
● University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
● University of British
● Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Chinese Translation - The Pocket Guide has been
translated into Chinese by the Peking Union Medical College Press.
The Chinese version is available throughout China.
Featured in European Urology Today - A urologist from Romania used the
Pocket Guide while doing a visiting
rotation in Australia (see
Page 7 of European Urology Today Jan 2014 -"Urology Training
orders have come from:
● Canada (British Columbia,
Ontario, Nova Scotia, Quebec, New Foundland & Labrador,
● United States
● Mexico (Mexico City, Monterrey,
Montemorelos, Tlalpan, Aguascalientes, Puebla, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca,
● Jamaica (Kingston)
● Puerto Rico (San Juan, Ponce, Arecibo,
Guayama, Guaynabo, Caguas, San Lorenzo, Manati)
● Costa Rica (San Jose)
● Chile (Santiago, Vina Del Mar, Temuco)
● Brazil (Sau Paulo, Campinas, Londrina)
● Argentina (Bariloche)
● Ecuador (Cuenca)
● Trinidad & Tobago (San Fernando)
● Ireland (Dublin, Galway)
● England (London,
Oldham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds, Bradford, Cambridge, Bristol,
Grimsby, Crewe, Birmingham, Leicester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Nottingham,
Keynes, Stoke on Trent, Cardiff, Derby, Winchster, Coventry, Plymouth, Hull)
● Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee)
● Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Coana, Girona,
● Portugal (Porto)
● Belgium (Marke, Kortrijk, Harelbeke,
Maria-Aalter, Damme, Roeselare, Ghent)
● Denmark (Taastrup)
● Netherlands (Groningen)
● Austria (Vienna, Graz)
● Germany (Karlsruhe, Langen)
● Poland (Belchatow)
● Hungary (Budapest, Pecs)
● Romania (Bucharest)
● Slovakia (Krasna)
● Serbia (Belgrade)
● Switzerland (Zurich)
● Sweden (Goteborg)
● Italy (Parma, Naples)
● Greece (Athens)
● Turkey (Istanbul, Tekirdag)
● Saudi Arabia (Mecca, Jeddah, Riyadh,
Al-Ahsa, Dammam, Madinah, Abha,
Jazan, Al Khobar,
Al Majma'ah, Dhahran)
● United Arab Emirates (Abu
● Qatar (Doha)
● Oman (Muscat)
● Lebanon (Beirut)
● Pakistan (Islamabad)
● India (Jalgaon, Nadiad)
● Japan (Tokyo, Okayama)
● China (Guangdong and throughout China) - See Chinese translation.
● Mongolia (Ulan Bator)
● South Korea (Seoul)
● Hong Kong
● Philippines (Manila, Panabo City)
● Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Shah
Alam, Johor Bahru, Batu Caves, Kuching, Alor Setar, Georgetown)
● Thailand (Bangkok)
Australia & New Zealand
● New Zealand (Wellington,
Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin,
● Australia (Sydney, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle,
Adelaid, Mackay, Port Macquarie, Bundaberg, Bega, Cairns)
● South Africa (Capetown, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria)
● Ghana (Kumasi)
● Egypt (Cairo, Assiut)
Comments Posted On-line:
Doctor Network (see all posts in this thread, which was started
Forum (see last paragraph of post #1 dated 12/22/10
by "Anonymous User")
Forum (see 2nd paragraph of post #1 dated 10/27/10
by "Anonymous User")
Forum (see post #1 dated 9/1/10 by "Anonymous User")
Forum (see post #7 dated 4/1/10 by "texaskid")
● Student Doctor Network (see post
dated 6/1/10 by "felipe5")
● Student Doctor Network (see posts
"felipe5" and "Tori's dad")
● Student Doctor Network (see posts by
"felipe5", "Army_Doc", and "UroJobSearch")
Forum (see reply #3 dated 6/2/09 and reply #5 dated 6/8/09)
Doctor Network (see post by "deegs" from 6/26/09 and the post
by "CME2P" on 7/3/09)
Doctor Network Forums (see posts by "rowan" and "threepeas"
on this page)
Forum (see post entitled "pocket guide" from 2/14/07)
Urology Today (picture on
Page 7, "Urology Training
Down Under" of January 2014 issue).
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