Selection Criteria

Based on careful review of the applications and accompanying materials, the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar Program of the Public Policy Council will select one (1) scholar for the 2018 program. Applicants will be notified no later than December 8, 2017. Selection will be based on a commitment to, and strong interest in, health policy issues as evidenced by:

  • Enthusiasm and relevance of the applicant’s essay
  • Strength of recommendations from references
  • Commitment and contributions to health policy activities, programs and of the AUA or other relevant medical organizations
  • Commitment and achievements in medical and non-medical leadership opportunities
  • Community service and volunteer activities relevant to health policy


Up to 30 days away from one’s practice or academic appointment during the yearlong program is required. The award recipient must agree to participate fully in all program activities. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Attendance at key meetings such as the RUC, CPT, and AMA House Delegate Meetings
  • Participation in the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit in March 2018
  • Participation in the ACS summer course held at Brandeis University in June 2018 (scholar must join ACS, if not already a member)
  • Attendance at the Patient Advocacy Hub during AUA2018 in San Francisco, CA

Notification Process

Letters will be mailed by December 1, 2017 to all applicants regarding their status.


Thanks to the generosity and commitment of the AUA Board of Directors to this program, a stipend of $15,000 will be provided to the awardee, in addition to having the AUA cover all travel, lodging and legitimate expenses associated with program participation. There will be no out-of-pocket expenses associated with the chosen candidate’s participation in this program.

Required Documents


Please provide 2 letters of recommendation attesting to your involvement and knowledge in health policy issues.


Provide a personal statement describing your experience and/or interest in health policy issues of importance to urology and why the Public Policy Council should select you to participate in this program. Expand on how your characteristics and experience have prepared you for this next step in your career and describe your commitment to serving the AUA and the profession in the future with respect to advancement of the urology health policy agenda. Tell us about your health policy related professional interests, AUA interests and experience, how this experience would prepare you to assume key health policy leadership roles on behalf of urology and how you hope to contribute to the advancement of urology’s agenda. Limit your essay to 500 words, typed and double spaced.


Provide a recent photograph for publication should you be selected. All photographs must be at least 800x600 pixels and/or a minimum of 1 MB in size.

Curriculum Vitae

Please provide your C.V. along with an expanded page on personal and professional leadership experiences, volunteerism, advocacy and interests relevant to health policy.

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