American Urological Association - Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest

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Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest

Unwanaobong Nseyo, MD, Awarded Top Honors in First Annual AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest

Dr. Unwanaobong NseyoCongratulations to Dr. Unwanaobong Nseyo, PGY-5 from University of California, San Diego. Dr. Nseyo's essay was selected as the winner from the more than 50 entries received.

Read Dr. Nseyo's winning essay.

Dr. Nseyo's essay will also be published in the The Journal of Urology®, and is currently published on its website. She will be formally recognized at the AUA 2018 Residents Forum event in San Francisco on Sunday, May 20.  

Four essays were also selected as Honorable Mentions. Congratulations to:

Dr. Julia FiukDr. Julia Fiuk
Resident, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Read Dr. Fiuk's essay.





Natalie HartmanNatalie Hartman
Medical Student, University of Southern California
Read Dr. Hartman's essay.






Dr. Ramphis Morales-LopezDr. Ramphis Morales-López
Resident, University of Puerto Rico
Read Dr. Morales-López's essay here.





Dr. Nathan WongDr. Nathan Wong
Resident, McMaster University
Read Dr. Wong's essay.







Read more about the contest below.

Please note the 2018 Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest is now closed.

Contest Theme: "The Most Important Lesson I've Learned This Year."

The journey to becoming a urologist is marked by triumphs and setbacks, discovery and reflection. Please write about a personally meaningful or important experience during the past year of your training. Whether you mastered new skills as a surgeon, advanced the frontiers of urological science, benefited from being a mentor or mentee, or gained broader insights about medicine and society, what did you learn from the experience, and how has it influenced your training or career?

Requirements and Deadline

Essays should be no more than 750 words and will be judged based on clarity and impact of the writing, relevance to the theme and applicability to urologists and urology trainees. Submission should also include:

  • Name
  • Bio with headshot
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Name and location of your medical school or urology training program

The winning essay will be:

  • Published in The Journal of Urology®
  • Recognized at the AUA2018 Residents Forum
  • Published on the AUA website

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