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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/Harvard Medical School; University of California, Los Angeles; and University of Washington.

The 2022 Physician Scientist Residency Training Award competition will open for eligible Trainees beginning in March 2021. Sign up below to receive competition updates and communications.


The Physician Scientist Residency Training Award application and selection process is entirely separate from, and will in no way hinder the applicant's eligibility for, the Urology Residency Match Program.

Learn more about the current Physician Scientist Residency Training Awardee.