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Herbert Brendler, MD Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program

Preparation of Application Materials

Prepare the application package to include all documents in the order below:

Summarize the background, key objectives, and potential impact of the project.

Describe the background and rationale behind the proposed research project, including relevant literature citations. State the project’s aims/objectives and the approach(es) to be used to accomplish the objectives. Describe the project’s potential impact on urologic research and patient care. The description should clearly state how the Applicant will allocate the research/clinical time for the duration of the award period.

The Mentor Letter of Support should clearly describe the mentoring program and commitment to the applicant and demonstrate that the Mentor has the expertise required to provide sufficient guidance and oversight for the research project and training. The Mentor should be an independent investigator with a track record of success in research publication, grant funding, and development of trainees who have achieved academic success.

Scan all materials in the above order into a single .pdf file. Submit the application package electronically.

Lay Language Statement and Photo for and

All Applicants are required to submit a short paragraph (3-4 sentences) lay language statement about their research project and a headshot. The applicant thus gives permission for the information and his/her photo to be posted under the current Urology Care Foundation-supported research at and and in press releases and other promotional materials for the program. The photograph should be a clear, high quality head shot with either professional dress or a laboratory/white coat. In order to accommodate our on-line and print publishing requirements, the photograph must be taken on a high resolution setting of at least 3 megapixels. Applicants should think of this picture as an excellent quality yearbook photograph. The statement and photograph should be submitted via e-mail to These will not be shared with reviewers and will not impact the review process or decisions of the reviewers.


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