Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Supporting the Pipeline of Developing Researchers

Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program

The Summer Medical Student Fellowship Program is a chance for outstanding medical students to pursue urology research by engaging them in summer research fellowships alongside world-class urologic scientists. New in 2022: Five awards are specifically available only to applicants from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in research.

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Boston Scientific Medical Student Innovation Fellowship

Designed to support current or matriculating medical students from racial and ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in urologic research who would like to invest one year during medical school to engage in innovative research training under a mentor urologist and gain exposure to research in the field of urology.

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Leadership in Education, Achievement and Diversity (LEAD) Program

Supported by the Urology Care Foundation and Urovant Sciences, the LEAD Program supports three urology residents, per year, from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in urologic research. The residents will conduct mentored research, engage in AUA research education opportunities and be championed through networking events as they develop successful research careers and better serve the urology patient community. 

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USMART Academy

The USMART Academy envisions a mentoring program in which every mentee experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them to develop to their full potential as scientists capable of independence, impactful research, and giving back as involved members of the urologic research community.

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Podcasts and Webinars



The Urology Care Foundation, the official Foundation of the American Urological Association, is committed to being the leader in improving health care for urologic patients worldwide through our humanitarian efforts. To support this global mission, the Urology Care Foundation established a series of Humanitarian Endowments, which provide funding for urologic medical missions and humanitarian efforts.

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Patient Education

Leadership Opportunities

Global Residents Leadership Retreat

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 residents from across the globe for a unique one-day program dedicated to leadership training and development.

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Interested in DEI Opportunities?

If you would like to be included in future DEI initiatives or projects, please email Khair Maab at kmaab@AUAnet.org