Leadership Development Opportunities
The AUA offers an array of programming designed to nurture future leaders in urology.
AUA Leadership Program
As the most venerated and longstanding of AUA’s leadership initiatives, the AUA Leadership Program was designed for urologists who have demonstrated leadership skills within organized medicine and who wish to further develop these skills to become the AUA leaders of tomorrow. This highly competitive program selects applicants from each AUA Section to participate in the year-long program that includes a leadership training weekend, group projects with mentors, participation in the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit, networking events at the AUA Annual Meeting and more. The 2023-2024 Leadership Program application is now open. Learn more and apply today.
Global Residents Leadership Retreat
Launching in 2023
In its commitment to advance urology around the world, the American Urological Association believes strong leadership is critical to the future of our specialty. To cultivate the next generation of leaders in urology, and foster a connection between residents and trainees around the world, the AUA is launching the Global Residents Leadership Retreat. This invitation-only event will welcome 40 residents from across the globe for a unique one-day program dedicated to leadership training and development.
Gallagher Health Policy Scholar
Established in 2007, the Gallagher Health Policy Scholar program is designed to prepare the next generation of urologists to assume key roles in the health policy arena and help lead urology’s health policy agenda. Participants in this annual program complete the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University, receive intensive training on a wide variety of health policy issues and mentoring from seasoned physician volunteers; and participate in key conferences, including the Annual Urology Advocacy Summit and other relevant meetings with agencies and lawmakers.
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Urology Scientific Mentoring & Research Training (USMART) Academy
This unique program is designed to foster creative and impactful mentorship between developing urology physician-scientists and established investigators with an exemplary track record of leadership and mentorship.
International Exchange and Scholar Programs
The AUA's Academic Exchange Programs provide junior faculty and residents an opportunity to interact with and learn from colleagues in different regions of the world. These funded fellowship programs encourage the interchange of urological skills, expertise and knowledge, which are critical to the continued success of urology worldwide.
Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow
The Holtgrewe Legislative Fellow program prepares and educates urology residents and fellows in the legislative aspect of health policy. This unique program includes executive leadership training, participation in policy-related programs and activities, and a four-to-six week fellowship with a legislative office in Washington, DC.
Science & Quality Fellow
The Science & Quality Fellow program helps residents and fellows develop insight into how the AUA develops and promotes the advancement of evidence-based science. This program includes executive leadership training, participation in quality related activities like the Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (online course).