The AUA/Indian American Urological Association (IAUA) Chakrobortty Fellowship Program in partnership with the Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Funded in part by the AUA, IAUA, and Puli Pradip Reddy Memorial Fund at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, this program promotes the interchange of urological skills, expertise and knowledge. The program provides outstanding and promising junior faculty members in India with an opportunity to interact with colleagues in North America.
With medical advances often the result of collaboration, the Chakrobortty Fellowship Program has the potential to directly impact the educational opportunities for young urologists while improving the delivery of quality care to patients in India. This level of collaboration also enhances the knowledge and global perspectives of AUA and IAUA members in North America.
The program facilitates two Indian urologists for up to a six-week period in the Spring of 2017, and spend an additional week at the AUA Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, May 12 – 16, 2017. During these visits, the scholars will have the unique opportunity to observe urologic operations and procedures (no hands-on), and attend clinics and staff activities. One scholar should be a Pediatric urologist or have a strong interest in Pediatric urology, and will visit Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The other selected scholar may be in any urology sub-specialty area, and their host institution will be determined at a later date.
The 6-week program followed by the AUA Annual Meeting will begin in spring 2017.
- Be a urologist in India and be a member of the local or national urological organization in India
- 42 years old or less (at time of application)
- MD or MBBS degree and rank of instructor or higher
- Be a certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
- Demonstrate competent command of the English language
- Be able to proactively assist in obtaining visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
- Be able to travel for up to 6 weeks
The candidate must fill out 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)
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017 program.