Resident Scholar Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the Resident Scholar application process.


When is the application deadline?

The majority of applications should be submitted (received or at minimum postmarked) by March 1st.  Please see list of available scholarships for details.


Who is eligible to apply?

Urology residents and fellows who are currently in North American based training programs and who will be at least PGY-3 or above at time of travel (ie: the following academic year) are eligible to apply.


How should applications be submitted?

The easiest way to submit your application and all supporting materials is via email to the executive director at  PDF attachments are best.  You may also mail all application materials to our office address.  Please DO NOT submit via fax.


Who should the letters of recommendation be addressed to?

Letters can be simply addressed to the “selection committee” or “to whom it may concern.”

We do not have a specific form or format to use.


Should letters of recommendation be sent separately?

Letters of recommendation can be sent with the rest of the application or the recommenders can submit them directly to IVUmed, whichever they prefer.


My state does not require me to have a medical license.  Am I still eligible?

Yes.  As part of the application packet, we ask residents to submit a copy of their medical license.  If you do not have one, please submit your training certificate or a statement from your program indicating your current standing.


How are residents selected for scholarships?

Residents are selected based on both merit and availability of scholarship funds.  Most scholarships are sponsored by specific sections of the American Urological Association.  As such, selection for each of these scholarships is limited to applicants from each specific section.


When will selections be announced?

We hope to have the decisions from our selection committee and announce scholarship recipients around the end of March or by early April.


What happens after residents are selected?  When do I find out where I’m going?

If selected, matching residents to a specific trip takes time.  There are many factors and variables at play: schedules, needs, and preferences of the host countries, mentors, and residents.  After selection, IVUmed staff will contact you to discuss and explain further.


My question wasn’t answered here.  Whom should I contact?

Please call our office at 801-524-0201 or email