Beginning in June 2018, eligible medical students and recent medical school graduates with a passion for urology and research are invited to apply for the Urology Care Foundation’s new Physician Scientist Residency Training Award (PSRTA). Although common in other medical and surgical fields, this program is unique in the field of urology. The PSRTA supports three years of intensive research training embedded within residency and is intended to develop urologic surgeon-scientists who can effectively engage with basic scientists, successfully compete for independent research funding and ultimately lead robust research programs.
The PSRTA resident will complete an eight-year training program in urology beginning in July 2019. The trainee will complete the first two years of 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. The Urology Care Foundation will provide $75,000 per year ($225,000 total) to support the trainee during the three years of research training. Institutional cost-sharing is required. In addition, the trainee will receive conference travel support, focused didactic research courses, strong research skills and exceptional mentorship.
Fourth-year medical students or medical student graduates not more than two years beyond graduation by July 1, 2018 are invited to apply for the inaugural PSRTA resident position. Applicants will participate in an early selection process, separate from both the Residency Match Program and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). The following institutions have been selected as eligible Program Sites: University of California, Los Angeles; University of Michigan; University of Washington; and Wake Forest University. The successful candidate will begin residency in July 2019.
Importantly, candidates for this program must register for the Society of Academic Urologists (SAU)/American Urological Association’s (AUA) Residency Match Program. Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), as well as additional materials submitted directly to the AUA. Selection and notification of the PSRTA recipient will be completed no later than October 31, 2018 so that applicants not selected for the Physician Scientist Residency Training Award will remain eligible for the regular urology residency match.
Additional details will be provided in the Physician Scientist Residency Training Award Program Announcement – Research Resident