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Education & Volunteerism

North Central Section International Resident Travel Scholar Grant

The NCS has established an International Travel Scholar Grant for residents in member Urology Programs. The purpose of the grant is to provide funding for residents that are in good standing in their programs, to travel with a Urology Preceptor, to an international location, with an organization that does mission trips. Each trainee will be awarded a maximum of one grant during his/her entire training period.

The NCS will support up to two (2) residents, at up to $4,000 each, to participate in an approved international volunteerism program of their choosing. The following outlines the procedure for this process:

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PROSPECT Clinical Research Program for URiM Medical Students


To increase the numbers of URiM medical students who choose urology as a career choice by early exposure and engagement to the field of urology through mentorship, clinical and research experiences, and match coaching. It is specifically designed for URiM medical students matriculating at an accredited US medical school.

What It Is

This is a 14-week program, beginning Memorial Day and extending to Labor Day for students between their first and second years, including 8 weeks of mentored clinical research at one of four participating urology programs. Weekly lectures on “The Art of Clinical Research” and “Basic Urology” will be provided via a virtual platform over the program duration. Participants will have flexibility in the research component depending on the dates of their summer break.  Participating programs include:

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