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Physician Scientist Residency Training Award

The Physician Scientist Residency Training Award (PSRTA) is the newest addition to the Urology Care Foundation’s mentored grants portfolio and was made possible thanks to an endowed partnership with Dornier MedTech. A program relatively rare in the field of urology but common in other medical and surgical fields, this award supports a three-year research training program embedded within urology residency. The focus of this program is to prepare young surgeon scientists to become successful research leaders and make impactful discoveries for their patients.

The award was first competed to academic institutions to determine which urology residency programs could provide the necessary training and support to serve as a PSRTA Program Site. The second phase of the competition is then opened to medical students to apply for an available residency slot at one of these institutions as a PSRTA Trainee. One PSRTA Trainee slot is available each competition cycle.

Medical students in their senior year or recent medical school graduates participating in the Urology Residency Match Program are eligible to apply. The available PSRTA Program Sites for the next competition are Brigham and Women's Hospital Program in Urology at Harvard Medical School; University of California, Los Angeles; and University of Washington.

Now Accepting Applications

The 2022 Urology Care Foundation Physician Scientist Residency Training Award competition is now open! A letter of intent is required and is due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern on July 29, 2021. The application deadline is September 9, 2021.

Attend an informational webinar!

Join the AUA Office of Research on Tuesday, June 29 at 3–4 p.m. ET for an informational webinar on applying for this year’s PSRTA Trainee competition. Topics include program background and intent, trainee expectations, application requirements and peer review, the virtual interview process, and more! Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session following the presentation. Spaces are limited—register today!


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View the 2022 Program Announcement and Proposal Agreement:

2022 Physician Scientist Residency Training Award Program Announcement [pdf]
2022 Physician Scientist Residency Training Award Proposal Agreement [pdf]

Learn more about the current Physician Scientist Residency Training Awardee.