You’ve accepted an interview with us, and we can’t wait to meet you! What’s next?

We are so pleased that you’ve accepted our invitation for an interview with the Urology Residency Program at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital!  We’re thrilled to connect with you through the virtual interview experience and learn about YOU – your unique experiences, your passions, your values, and your hopes for your future (and how we might be a part of that future!).

Here on the Interview Day Hub, you’ll find resources that will help you prepare for your interview and it will serve as a resource to you throughout the interview season. Please review these resources prior to your interview day, and feel free to reach out to us at any time should you have any questions.

Interview Day Itinerary

Prior to your interview day, you’ll receive an itinerary for the interview, along with Zoom login information from the Program Coordinator.

Program Director’s Welcome & Instructions for the Day
Group A 7:30 – 7:45 am CST
Group B 12:00 – 12:15 pm CST

Interviews (12 minutes each)
Group A 7:45 – 10:15 am CST
Group B 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm CST

Informal Chat With Residents & Break
Group A 8:45 – 9:15 am CST
Group B 1:15 – 1:45 pm CST

Question & Answer Session / Interview Day Conlcudes
Group A 10:15 am CST
Group B 2:45 pm CST

Each candidate will interview with Program Director, Erica Traxel, MD, our Associate Program Director, Jason Frankel, MD, our Chief of Urology, Sam Bhayani, MD, eight faculty members, and five residents. There will also be a designated 30-minute period after four interviews, where you will have time to take a break and also chat informally with our residents. The majority of breakout rooms will contain two interviewers per interviewee. This is not intended to be intimidating. Rather, given the limited opportunity that we have to get to know each other, we wanted to maximize the interactions that each applicant has with our faculty and residents.

A Message from Leadership

Letter from Division Chief
Sam Bhayani, MD MS

Letter from Residency Program Director
Erica Traxel, MD

Letter from Associate Residency Program Director
Jason Frankel, MD

Introductory Videos

Overview of the Division of Urologic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Bhayani, MD MS

Overview of the Urologic Surgery Residency Program
Erica Traxel, MD

Life as a Urology Resident

Ask the Residents
Choosing a residency program is an important decision and Washington University Urology residents are here to help. Our residents answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the residency program.

Life in “The Lou”

Video Tour with General Surgery Residency Program Director, Dr. Wise
Take an exclusive tour with Program Director Paul Wise, MD, and learn more about living in the Gateway City.

Where to Play in St. Louis
St. Louis is home to a variety of attractions for people of all ages and interests. From the free, world-famous Saint Louis Zoo and Science Center to the Missouri Botanical Gardens, City Museum, and Gateway Arch, there is truly something for everyone—and all within a few minutes of Washington University School of Medicine. Learn more about some of our favorite attractions, as well as local festivals and the thriving food scene.

WashU Google Map Virtual Tour
View this interactive Google map to explore key locations at the Washington University School of Medicine, including, hospitals, training centers and rotation locations. In addition, you will find some of the wonderful attractions Saint Louis has to offer!

To help streamline the moving process, you can visit our housing website, which contains information for finding neighborhoods and apartments in Saint Louis.
Visit the Live Near Your Work program website for further details. The program is available to select Washington University and BJC HealthCare employees.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Surgery, Division of Urology and the Urologic Surgery Residency Program supports the School of Medicine’s diversity, equity and inclusion vision. You can read more about our diversity efforts and initiatives on the Diversity and Inclusion website. Diversity efforts and initiatives within our department include, but are not limited to:

  • Department-wide participation in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training for all faculty, staff, and trainees
  • Holistic review of residency applications to successfully broaden trainee diversity
  • Annual Diversity Sub-Internship Program, which is designed to give students with a diverse background the experience of rotating as a surgical sub-intern with the Division of Urology
  • Patient care expansion into resource-limited areas of the St. Louis area, including North County
  • The Division of Public Health Sciences’ focuses on health disparities research throughout the St. Louis region
  • Participation in the PACTS trial – we are the only institution in the Midwest involved
  • Participation and support of advocacy groups such as the Society of Women in Urology
  • Pipeline efforts to support high school and college youth interested in medical careers through BJC and Washington University School of Medicine, including simulation lab exposure

Several DEI resources are also available for all trainees, including:

  • The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • The Office of DEI directly supports the School of Medicine’s commitment to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive and nurturing of people from all backgrounds. This office hosts various events throughout the year and lists a number of resources intended to help groups and individuals across campus learn more about matters related to diversity on their website
  • OUTmed
    • OUTmed is a Department of Medicine sponsored organization that is open to all people in the School of Medicine. They support the LGBTQIA+ community by increasing visibility and recruitment, improving policies, and providing education to the School of Medicine. They also organize the OUTmentor Program which provides mentorship for LGBTQIA+ identifying faculty, residents, and students.
  • Washington University Medical Center Housestaff Auxiliary
    • WUMCHA is a community of members who understand the unique challenges of a medical career and is composed of individuals affiliated with the medical center such as partners of housestaff and attendings. WUMCHA offers multiple benefits for members, include social events for adults and families, information on preferred providers and resources in the St Louis area, and special interest groups.
Tech Suggestions for Candidates

Our virtual interviews will be hosted on Zoom. Please review our Zoom Tip Sheet prior to your interview day. Here’s what you’ll need to participate:

  • Zoom Tip Sheet
  • A quiet place with a distraction-free background
  • Laptop or desktop preferred (phones and tablets do not work as well for navigating breakout sessions)
  • Latest version of Zoom Client for Meetings (download here)
  • Camera and microphone
Administrative Resources


Leave Policy

2022-2023 Memorandum of Appointment – Sample

2023 Benefits Guide

2021 Department of Surgery Annual Report

2021 Department of Surgery Annual Report (Urologic Surgery)

Contact Information

2022-2023 Resident Contact List

2022-2023 Faculty Contact List

You can also find faculty and resident emails by searching the University’s online directory.


Kellie Hunter, Sr. Residency Coordinator
Office: (314) 362-8033