Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest

Medical students, residents and fellows are invited to participate in the sixth annual AUA Residents and Fellows Committee essay contest.

Contest Theme: Advancing Urology Together

There are many people who impact and influence us throughout our education and career. Describe a personal relationship in Urology that has broadened your perspective on the world and enhanced your clinical practice. 

Requirements and Deadline

Essays should be no more than 500 words and will be judged on clarity and impact of the writing, relevance to the theme and applicability to urologists and urology trainees. Submissions should be emailed to ResCommittee@AUAnet.org and should also include: 

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

 The deadline to submit is January 24, 2023.


The winning essay will be:

  • Submitted for publication in The Journal of Urology®
  • Recognized at the AUA2023 Residents Forum program in Chicago
  • Published on the AUA website


Past AUA Residents and Fellows Committee Essay Contest Winners

2022

Avi Baskin, MD - 2022 Grand Prize Winner
Resident,
University of California, San Francisco
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Laurence Hou, MD - 2022 Honorable Mention
Resident,
Hackensack University Medical Center
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Utsav S. Shah - 2022 Honorable Mention
Fellow,
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
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Kiran Sury, MD – 2022 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of
Pennsylvania
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2021

Courtney Yong, MD - 2021 Grand Prize Winner
Resident, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
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Kiran Sury, MD - 2021 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of Pennsylvania
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Esther Nivasch Turner, MD - 2021 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of Pennsylvania
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Wesley Yip, MD – 2021 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of Southern California
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2020

Meghan A. Cooper, DO, MA - 2020 Grand Prize Winner
Resident, University of South Florida
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Paulette C. Dreher, DO - 2020 Honorable Mention
Resident, Main Line Health
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Lauren Poniatowski, MD, MS - 2020 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of Washington
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Blair Townsend, MD, MBA - 2020 Honorable Mention
Resident, Carolinas Medical Center at Atrium Health
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2019

Karen Wheeler, MD, PhD - 2019 Grand Prize Winner
Fellow, University of Texas Health Center San Antonio
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George Goucher, MD - 2019 Honorable Mention
Resident, McMaster University
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Blair Townsend, MD, MBA - 2019 Honorable Mention
Resident, Carolinas Medical Center at Atrium Health
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JJ Zhang, MD- 2019 Honorable Mention
Resident, Cleveland Clinic
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2018

Unwanaobong Nseyo, MD - 2018 Grand Prize Winner
Resident, University of California, San Diego
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Julia Fiuk, MD - 2018 Honorable Mention
Resident, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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Natalie Hartman - 2018 Honorable Mention
Medical Student, University of Southern California
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Ramphis Morales-López, MD - 2018 Honorable Mention
Resident, University of Puerto Rico
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Nathan Wong, MD - 2018 Honorable Mention
Resident, McMaster University
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