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The SSMR & SMSNA Traveling Fellowship Program

The Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR) and the Society for Sexual Medicine of North America (SMSNA) are proud to announce the 24th Annual Traveling Fellowship Program; this is the sixteenth combined award for the two societies. This year's Fellowship Program will take place in conjunction with the 2024 AUA Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Deadline: January 10, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Central
The awards will be announced by February 1, 2024

The SSMR and SMSNA, AUA-affiliated subspecialty societies, have a mission to promote the advancement of science and treatment of male reproduction and sexual disorders; this is accomplished through the education of practitioners, education of the lay public, and informational exchange of research and new advances. Meetings such as the AUA Annual Meeting and the subspecialty symposia organized by both our groups help achieve these goals. The SSMR and SMSNA are committed to cultivating interest in infertility and sexual medicine treatment careers in trainees, specifically through participation in these meetings.

Our goal is to present residents in training with more intensive exposure to male fertility medicine and sexual medicine. The fellowship program will include mandatory attendance at the SSMR and SMSNA educational programs, complimentary SSMR banquet participation, and the SMSNA lunch. Fellows will attend AUA post-graduate courses in male infertility, erectile dysfunction, and the infertility podium and poster sessions. There is also a symposium with fellowship directors and faculty members on how to prepare for a future successful career as an andrology specialist. The program will allow significant contact between fellows and leaders in the field.

Preference will be given to applicants who do not have a fellowship-trained andrologist at their home program; as well, applicants should have ideally submitted an abstract for presentation at the AUA 2024 Annual Meeting. Participants accepted into the program are expected to take part in all components. This means that attendance at the meeting from Friday through Monday afternoon will be required.

Meeting expenses covered by the program may include airfare, hotel accommodations, SSMR and SMSNA meeting, and tuition for the postgraduate course/s and all special lectures. It is the responsibility of the resident to register for meetings and the post-graduate course/s they wish to attend. The maximum reimbursement will be $1,000 per fellow. Overages are the responsibility of the fellow or the home institution.

You must attach the following as one PDF document in the application:

  • CV (must include most up to date list of publications)
  • Personal Statement (1 page or less)
  • Letter of Recommendation from Chairman or selected mentor

Applicants attest that they will be able to attend the duration of the AUA and attend the SSMR and SMSNA meetings, mentor breakfast, and assigned sessions.

Please email Kristine Scott with questions: kristine.scott@wjweiser.com.

Applications are due by January 10, 2024.

The awards will be announced by February 1, 2024.