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Science and Quality Fellow Program

The Science and Quality Fellow Program advances the fields of guidelines, quality, and data. It also helps residents and fellows develop insight into how the AUA develops and promotes the advancement of evidence-based science.

The program is designed to educate urology residents, fellows, and postgraduates about the AUA’s science and quality initiatives and nurture the next generation of urology leaders by providing opportunities to gain critical insight and information needed to drive high quality evidence-based medicine and care.

The program is now accepting applications for the 2024 cycle. This two-year program, formerly one, offers a unique opportunity to participate in a variety of science & quality activities that affect urology practice. If you or one of your colleagues has a profound interest in science & quality issues, this program may be right for you!

Applications are due by July 25, 2024, 5 p.m. ET. 

Program Contact: Idrissa Heard (

Program Eligibility

  • Open to all AUA residents in their research year, fellows, and first-year post-graduates
  • Applicants will demonstrate a strong interest or aptitude for science and quality issues
  • If the applicant is currently a resident, the Fellow's Resident Director must sign off on and verify that the Fellow will be available for the travel and time allotted for the program
  • Additional requirements outlined in the 2024 Science & Quality Program Announcement

The Science & Quality Fellow will:

  • Participate in science & quality governance meetings and relevant activities and courses.
  • Receive intensive training on a wide variety of science & quality issues, including mentoring from seasoned physician volunteers.
  • Participate in key conferences, section meetings, and other relevant meetings as a liaison and representative of the Science & Quality Council.

The program is committed to being a key step in making the transition into leadership roles. Past program participants are as follows:

  • 2016-2017 – Zachary N Gordon, MD
  • 2018-2019 – Jennifer Robles, MD
  • 2020-2022 – David Friedlander, MD
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