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AUA Leadership Program Instructions

Purpose: To identify urologists who have demonstrated effective leadership skills within organized medicine or through community involvement, and have an interest in further developing these skills. The Leadership Program is geared toward preparing these individuals to assume future roles of responsibility within the AUA.
Deadline: Application must arrive at AUA offices no later than Thursday, December 31, 2015.
Required Attachments: Completed Online Application
Essay (500 words)
Photograph (for electronic submission, picture should be 300 dpi and at least 4" x 6")
Letters of Recommendation from References
Selection Criteria: Based on careful review of the applications and accompanying materials, the eight AUA Sections will each select applicants to participate as part of the 2016 – 2017 AUA Leadership Program and will notify the AUA of their selection no later than February 1, 2016. Nominees will be selected based on the following:
  • strength, enthusiasm and relevance of the applicant's essay
  • strength of recommendations from references
  • commitment and contributions to AUA/Section activities, programs, committees
  • commitment and achievements in medical and non-medical leadership opportunities
  • community service and volunteer activities
  • 15 years or less out of training and a member of the AUA and Section
Commitment: Selected applicants agree to participate fully in all the activities of this program, including:
  • attendance at AUA Annual Meeting Welcome/Social Event – May 2016 (San Diego, CA)
  • attendance at two-night/three-day Leadership Training Meeting – July/August 2016 (Linthicum, MD)
  • participation in a group project regarding an issue facing the AUA – Summer 2016/Fall 2016
  • three-to-four conference calls or in-person meetings with mentor – Summer 2016/Fall 2016
  • attendance at two-night/two-day Joint Advocacy Meeting – March 2017 (Washington, DC)
  • class graduation ceremony at AUA Annual Meeting – May 2017 (Boston, MA)
Notification Process: Letters will be mailed to all applicants regarding their acceptance status.
Funding: Thanks to the joint sponsorship of the eight AUA Sections and the AUA, there will be no out-of-pocket expenses associated with the participant’s full participation in this program.



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