2019 Essay Contest Winner
Congratulations to Karen Wheeler, MD, PhD, Fellow at University of Texas Health Center San Antonio, winner of the second annual Residents and Fellows Committee essay contest! The theme of this year's contest, open to medical students, residents and fellows, was How I Maintain Resilience in an Era of Physician Burnout.
Dr. Wheeler's essay will be published in the July issue of The Journal of Urology®, and she will be formally recognized at the AUA2019 Residents Forum event in Chicago on Sunday, May 5.
Read Dr. Wheeler's winning essay.
Three essays were also selected as Honorable Mentions:
- George Goucher, MD, Resident, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. Read Dr. Goucher's essay.
- Blair Townsend, MD, MBA, Resident, Carolinas Medical Center at Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC. Read Dr. Townsend's essay.
- JJ Haijing Zhang, MD, Resident, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Read Dr. Zhang's essay.
Thank you to the 60 medical students, residents and fellows who participated in the 2019 contest. Please check back in Fall 2019 for the 2020 submission guidelines.
Past AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest Winners
Unwanaobong Nseyo, MD - 2018 Grand Prize Winner
Resident, University of California, San Diego
Natalie Hartman - 2018 Honorable Mention
Medical Student, University of Southern California
Read Natalie Hartman's essay.
Ramphis Morales-López, MD - 2018 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of Puerto Rico
Read Dr. Morales-López's essay.
Nathan Wong, MD - 2018 Honorable Mention
Resident, McMaster University
Read Dr. Wong's essay.