2022 Annual Health Policy Essay Competition

The New England Section, in partnership with the AUA, will fund the trip of four residents, fellows and/or young urologists (urologists 10 years or less out of residency; 13 years or less out of fellowship continuous after residency graduation) to attend the 2022 AUA Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, as it recognizes that engagement of young urologists in urologic advocacy is important to the specialty. To apply for this funded trip, please complete the information below and submit along with your essay by January 1, 2022.

Your essay should be a maximum of 750 words and address one of the following topics:

  1. Please define a significant problem facing urology residents, fellows, and/or young urologists and possible solutions.

  2. Urology is a relatively small subspecialty. What should urology do over the next five years to retain or expand its influence in organized medicine?

  3. How should urologists continue to improve patient quality of care? Please define a specific quality of care issue and propose a solution?

  4. Please comment on the use of telehealth in urology during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how you see telehealth developing in urology in the future.

  5. Urologists' time spent at the AUA Advocacy Summit is dedicated to advocating for a number of improvements to our specialty. Some areas include documentation burden, prior authorizations, step therapy, work force shortage, and decreased payments. Outline which topic(s) resonates most with you and why, and how you will effectively advocate for solutions and improvements.

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