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AUA and Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) Visiting Scholar Program

The AUA/CAU Visiting Scholar program allows one urologist within the regions of CAU’s membership to visit the United States, during which the scholar observes urologic surgeries/procedures, and attends clinics and staff activities. The scholar does not perform surgery or hands-on patient care. The program fosters the alliance between the AUA and Confederación Americana de Urología (CAU) and assists in identifying future leaders within those organizations.

Program Details

This program allows one CAU scholar to visit a U.S. host institution for a 2-3 week period and attend the AUA Annual Meeting being held May 3-6, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas.

Selected scholars agree to begin working on securing their visas promptly. Additionally, selected scholars must be able to present English-translated, up-to-date immunization records. Commonly required immunizations by U.S. hospitals include, but are not limited to:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella
  • Influenza
  • FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, and
  • Tuberculosis (TB)

Application Process

Applications for the 2024 AUA/CAU Visiting Scholar Program are now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • a practicing urologist within the regions of CAU's membership
  • a certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
  • 42 years of age or younger (at time of application)
  • a member of the local or national urological organization in his/her country
  • a member of AUA and CAU
  • able to demonstrate competent command of the English language
  • able to proactively assist in obtaining a visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
  • able to travel to the United States for up to 4 weeks

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

Applications for the 2024 AUA/CAU Visiting Scholar Program are now closed.

To obtain more information, please contact Marielle Marktanner at