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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 20th Annual Traveling Fellowship Program; this is the thirteenth combined award for the two societies. This year’s Fellowship Program will take place in conjunction with the 2020 AUA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The SSMR and SMSNA, AUA-affiliated subspecialty societies, have a mission to promote the advancement of the 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 a 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 2020 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 post-graduate 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.

Applicants should submit the application and upload all required documents to the submission form including a letter of recommendation from a mentor of his or her choice. The applicant should discuss with their director of their training program, assuring commitment from the chief to allow full attendance of the fellowship program, should the applicant be accepted. Applications are due by January 13, 2020. The awards will be announced by February 13, 2020.

We hope you will encourage the application of trainees in your program. We look forward to another successful Men’s Health Traveling Fellowship!

  • Applicant Information

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Please attach the following:
(please submit 1 PDF document)

  1. Application Form
  2. Curriculum vitae (must include most up to date list of publications)
  3. Personal statement (1 page or less)
  4. Letter of recommendation from chairman or selected mentor
  • Chairman Signature

  • By submitting this form, I acknowledge I have discussed with my Department Chairman and have the support of the below-named member of our department as a traveling fellow of the SSMR and SMSNA. The Department Chairman understands it is the responsibility of the resident to register for meetings and the post-graduate course/s they wish to attend. The Department Chairman understands that attendance at the AUA meeting will be subsidized by a stipend up to a maximum of $1,000, and that attendance of the fellow at all traveling fellowship functions is expected Friday through Monday afternoon at a minimum.
  • By Selecting “I Agree” I represent and acknowledge that:

    1. I have read, understood and consented to electronic delivery of the data collected.
    2. I intend the act of selecting “I Agree” to be my legal signature to this agreement.
  • You must select “I Agree” to apply.

Thank you for your interest in the The SSMR & SMSNA Traveling Fellowship Program.
Applications are now closed.