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Awards & Scholarships

Each year, the American Urological Association (AUA) honors the contributions of physician researchers and educators to the field of medicine, the specialty of urology, and the AUA.

The AUA also offers a range of learning experiences and formal programs to identify and mentor emerging leaders in the field of urology – and cultivate future AUA leaders.

AUA Awards Program

Scholars involved in leadership and academic programs become active in the AUA Sections and gain prominence through involvement at the national level. The AUA Awards Program honors outstanding career contributions, recognizing excellence in urologic research and education as well as dedication, leadership and service to the Association.

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Gold Cystoscope Award

The Gold Cystoscope Award may be presented annually to a urologist distinguished by outstanding contributions to the profession. Individuals must be within ten (10) years of completing residency training calculated from Awards presentation date. Nominations are accepted between June and September annually. The nomination deadline is September 30.

Memo to Urology Residency Program Chairs and Directors [pdf]

AUA Health Science Award

The science and technology of healthcare advances every day; physicians take advantage of this constantly evolving inventory of drugs and devices to provide the best care for their patients.

The AUA Industry Relations Department facilitates the education of urologists on the latest innovations in urologic medicine by connecting industry with physicians—with the goal of providing urologists the tools to more effectively diagnose and treat urologic diseases. In this way, we create partnerships to support the AUA mission to "promote the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and in the formulation of health care policy."

AUA Secretary Commendation for Global Leadership

The AUA fosters close partnerships and friendships around the world. Each year the AUA recognizes key partners who have worked on AUA’s behalf in their country. The Secretary Commendation for Global Leadership is given out each year during a plenary session of the AUA Annual Meeting.

The AUA Leadership Program

The AUA Leadership Program develops the leadership skills of and provides networking opportunities to urologists who are interested in assuming governance responsibility within the AUA. The Gallagher Health Policy Scholar is one such program designed to prepare the next generation of urologists to fill vital leadership roles in health policy.

AUA Academic Exchange Programs

On the international front, a range of academic exchange programs provide young urology faculty with an international perspective on urologic medicine. The AUA offers reciprocating programs with many host countries by allowing one-month visits at academic centers and attendance at hosting organization's annual meetings. During these visits, scholars observe urologic surgeries/procedures, attend clinics and staff activities. Through these programs allow scholars to share knowledge and experiences and are designed to foster a closer alliance between the AUA and its affiliated organizations. They are competitive, carry prestige and help to identify future leaders within both organizations.

Scholarships & Programs