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AUA and Sociedade Brasileira de Urologia (SBU) Academic Exchange Program

The AUA/SBU Academic Exchange Program allows two young academic urologists to benefit from the sharing of knowledge and experiences with colleagues in Brazil. Medical advances are often the result of fruitful collaboration, and this fellowship is designed to facilitate such opportunities. The program not only allows the sharing of knowledge and experiences, but is designed to foster a closer alliance between the AUA and SBU and assists in identifying future leaders within both organizations.

This reciprocal program includes a 3-4 week educational experience at an academic center(s) in Brazil with attendance at an SBU urology meeting. During the exchange, the participant observes urologic surgeries/procedures, attends clinics, presents lectures and takes part in staff activities. The exchange is "observation only" – the participant does not perform hands-on surgery.

Program Schedule

The scholars will spend 3-4 weeks visiting Brazilian institution(s) and will attend the 2024 SBU Paulista Congress in early September 2024.

Application Process

Applications for the 2024 AUA/SBU Academic Exchange Scholar Program are now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • be 45 years of age or younger (at time of application)
  • have a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree
  • be a member of the AUA
  • be available to travel for 3-4 weeks in fall 2024

Application Process

The candidate must fill out an online application and submit electronic versions of the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement (300 words or less) describing how participation in the program will benefit him/her both personally and professionally
  • A letter of support from department chair (must be signed and on letterhead)

Applications for the 2024 AUA/SBU Academic Exchange Scholar Program are now closed.

To obtain more information, please contact Marielle Marktanner at

This program was made possible through an educational grant from:

Teleflex Interventional Urology