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AUA/DGU Visiting Scholar Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 AUA/DGU Visiting Scholar Program. It provides a DGU urologist the opportunity to visit a host institution in the United States and attend the AUA's Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, May 12-16, 2017. This collaborative and exciting program fosters the alliance between the AUA and DGU and assists in identifying future leaders within those organizations.

Program Details

Funding is provided for one scholar to visit a U.S. host institution for 2 weeks, and then attend the AUA Annual Meeting for an additional week. The selected scholar will observe urologic surgeries/procedures, attend clinics and staff activities, but will not perform surgery or hands-on patient care.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A practicing urologist in Germany
  • A member of the local or national urological organization in his/her country
  • A certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
  • 45 years of age or younger (at time of application)
  • Demonstrate competent command of the English language
  • Be able to proactively assist in obtaining a visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
  • Be able to travel to the United States for up to 3 weeks

Application Deadline

The candidate must complete an online application and submit electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement (300 words or less) describing how participation in the program will benefit him/her both personally and professionally
  • A letter of support from department chair (must be signed and on letterhead)

To obtain more information, please contact Gina Dorsey at

Applications for the 2017 2017 AUA/DGU Visiting Scholar Program are now closed.

*This program is made possible through an educational grant from: