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SAU Preference Signal Pilot Program

posted: August 02, 2021

The SAU and AUA are pleased to announce the introduction of two innovations for the 2021-2022 Urology Match: Preference Signaling Pilot and “Flush Day” (Release and Rebook).

In response to member engagement and applicant feedback, the SAU has developed robust processes for organizational change through discussions, debates and breakouts at its Winter and AUA Meetings, membership involvement though member-led task forces, and an engaged executive committee of the Board that seeks to continually optimize the Match process.

The Preference Signal Pilot is a joint collaboration between the SAU and the AUA and builds off the successful ENT pilot in 2020-21 to provide applicants with an applicant driven, fair and equitable, formal process for applicants to express credible interest to a program. Program can use signals in their application review process to assess credible interest amidst rising applications numbers. The process is completely voluntary for both applicants and programs although we believe it will add value to the Match process. More information is available on our website.

As you are aware, we inaugurated a nationally coordinated, synchronized interview release date during the 2020 – 2021.

As a reminder the SAU is requiring programs to host interviews virtually for the 2021 – 2022 cycle.

The SAU will be providing two live webinars on August 16, 2021 for residency programs and August 19, 2021 for applicants to discuss these changes and answer further questions. Registration for these webinars is available on our website.
In partnership,
SAU Executive Committee