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Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest

Please note the 2018 Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest is now closed.

The AUA is thrilled to announce the inaugural Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest! Medical students, residents, and fellows are invited to participate in this exciting new opportunity.

Contest Theme: "The Most Important Lesson I've Learned This Year."

The journey to becoming a urologist is marked by triumphs and setbacks, discovery and reflection. Please write about a personally meaningful or important experience during the past year of your training. Whether you mastered new skills as a surgeon, advanced the frontiers of urological science, benefited from being a mentor or mentee, or gained broader insights about medicine and society, what did you learn from the experience, and how has it influenced your training or career?

Requirements and Deadline

Essays should be no more than 750 words and will be judged based on clarity and impact of the writing, relevance to the theme and applicability to urologists and urology trainees.

Send submissions to by January 26, 2018. Please include your:

  • Name
  • Bio with headshot
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Name and location of your medical school or urology training program

The winning essay will be:

  • Published in The Journal of Urology®
  • Recognized at the AUA2018 Residents Forum
  • Published on the AUA website