Traveling Resident Scholars

IVUmed’s Traveling Resident Scholar Program gives North American urology trainees the opportunity to travel with a mentor to volunteer their time and talents in developing-world hospitals. Under the guidance of a board-certified urologist, trainees witness first-hand the level of need in the countries in which they serve, the resourcefulness required to operate in such settings, the joy of serving children and adults in dire need of urological care, and the importance of continued international medical volunteerism and training. Since 1999, more than 250 residents have received a mentored international scholarship.

Program Highlights:

  • 1-2 week trip, coordinated by IVUmed staff
  • Diverse surgical experience with exposure to cases not often seen in the United States
  • Collaboration with mentors from other programs
  • New appreciation and insight into the international medical community

With long-lasting relationships in over 30 countries, IVUmed provides a safe and unique experience for residents that also benefits their training programs, the host countries, and scholarship sponsors.  North American urology residents and fellows who will be PGY-3 or above during the following academic year are eligible to apply.

The application deadline for 2024-25 scholarships is March 1, 2024.

Traveling Resident Scholarship Application

Questions?  Please see a list of our frequently asked questions here.