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 21st 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 2021 AUA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.
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 May 1, 2021. The awards will be announced by June 1, 2021.
We hope you will encourage the application of trainees in your program. We look forward to another successful Men’s Health Traveling Fellowship!
Thank you for your interest in the SSMR & SMSNA Traveling Fellowship Program.
Applications are open from March 1, 2021 through May 1, 2021.