Department of Urology

June 14, 2018

Applications Now Being Accepted for Physician Scientist Residency Training Award

As of June 2018, eligible medical students and recent medical school graduates (fourth-year medical students or medical student graduates not more than two years beyond graduation by July 1, 2018) with a passion for urology and research are invited to apply for the Urology Care Foundation’s Physician Scientist Residency Training Award (PSRTA).

This new award of a three-year research training program will be embedded within an eight-year urology residency, and will be funded by the American Urological Association (AUA) and its Urology Care Foundation.

Eligible Residency program sites are: University of California – Los Angeles, University of Michigan, University of Washington, and Wake Forest University.

The PSRTA application deadline is September 2018, and the awardee will receive:

  • $75,000/Year for Three Years
  • Conference Travel Support
  • Focused Didactic Courses
  • Exceptional Mentorship
  • Strong Research Skills for Surgeon-Scientists

The PSRTA resident will begin an eight-year urology training program in July 2019. She/he/they will complete the first two years of residency in clinical training and then matriculate into the three-year research training program. The final three years of clinical training will conclude the PSRTA training program.

PSRTA applicants will participate in an early selection process, separate from both the Residency Match Program and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Importantly, candidates for the PSRTA must register for the Society of Academic Urologists (SAU)/American Urological Association (AUA)’s Residency Match Program. Selection and notification of the PSRTA recipient will be completed no later than October 31, 2018 so that applicants not selected for the PSRTA will remain eligible for the regular urology residency match.

For more information about the Physician Scientist Residency Training Award, visit: