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AUA and Association Francaise d’Urologie (AFU) Visiting Scholar Program

The AUA/AFU Visiting Scholar Program provides two AFU urologists, interested in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the opportunity to visit a host institution in the United States and attend the AUA's Annual Meeting. This collaborative and exciting program fosters the alliance between the AUA and the AFU.

Program Details

Funding is provided for two scholars to visit North American host institutions for 2 weeks and then attend the AUA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas being held May 3-6, 2024. The selected scholars will observe urologic surgeries/procedures, attend clinics and staff activities, but will not perform surgery or hands-on patient care.

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/AFU Visiting Scholar Program are now closed.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • be a practicing urologist in France
  • have an interest in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) treatment
  • be a member of the local or national urological organization in his/her country
  • be a member of the AUA
  • be a certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
  • be 45 years of age or younger (at time of application)
  • demonstrate competent command of the English language
  • be able to proactively assist in obtaining a visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
  • be able to travel to the United States for up to 3 weeks

Application Process

The candidates must complete 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/AFU Visiting 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