AUA/Urological Society of India (USI) Academic Exchange Program

The AUA/USI Academic Exchange Program allows young academic urologists to benefit from the sharing of knowledge and experiences with colleagues in India. Medical advances are often the result of fruitful collaboration, and this observership is designed to facilitate such opportunities. The program not only allows the sharing of knowledge and experience, but is designed to foster a closer alliance between the AUA, Indian American Urological Association (IAUA), and USI, and assists in identifying future leaders within these organizations.

This reciprocal program designed for two urologists includes a 3-4 week educational experience at an academic center(s) in India with attendance at the USI Annual Congress. During the exchange, participants observe urologic surgeries/procedures, attend clinics, present lectures and take part in staff activities. The exchanges are "observation only" – participants do not perform hands-on surgery.

Program Detail

Scholars will spend 3-4 weeks visiting an Indian host institution and will attend the Annual Congress of the Urological Society of India being held on February 1-4, 2024 in Patna, India.


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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the program, the candidate must be:

  • be 45 years of age or younger (at time of application)
  • have a Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • have an academic rank of Assistant Professor or higher
  • be a member of the AUA
  • be available to travel for 3-4 weeks in the first quarter of 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)

Application Deadline

All applications and required documents must be submitted by October 1, 2023.

To obtain more information, please contact Marielle Marktanner at

This program was made possible through an educational grant from:

Teleflex Interventional Urology