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AUA/DGU Visiting Scholar Program

The AUA/DGU Visiting Scholar Program provides a DGU urologist the opportunity to visit a host institution in the United States and attend the AUA's Annual Meeting. This collaborative and exciting program fosters the alliance between the AUA and DGU and assists in identifying future leaders within those organizations.

Program Details

Funding is provided for one scholar to visit a U.S. host institution for 2 weeks, and then attend the AUA Annual Meeting for an additional week. The selected scholar will observe urologic surgeries/procedures, attend clinics and staff activities, but will not perform surgery or hands-on patient care.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • A practicing urologist in Germany
  • A member of the local or national urological organization in his/her country
  • A certified practicing urologist (within first 10 years of practice)
  • 45 years of age or younger (at time of application)
  • Demonstrate competent command of the English language
  • Be able to proactively assist in obtaining a visa (as needed) and communicate consistently via email with AUA staff
  • Be able to travel to the United States for up to 3 weeks

Application Process

The candidate must complete 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)

Application Deadline

All applications and required documents must be submitted by October 1, 2017.

*This program is made possible through an educational grant from:

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