Michigan Urology Academy (MUA)

While the field of Urology has made tremendous strides over the past two decades, increasing diversity among medical students entering Urology, particularly among underrepresented minorities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, continues to be a challenge. In an effort to avail all medical students, of any race or background, of the field of Urology, potential professional trajectories and the logistics of application, we are introducing the Michigan Urology Academy.

MUA 2024 - May 30-June 1, 2024

In-Person MUA 2024

We are looking for 12 medical students in medical school who are rising M4s without a home urology program to participate in an in-person program at the University of Michigan.

Together, with our collaborators at Henry Ford and Wayne State Urology, we are offering a unique opportunity to get your personal statement reviewed and to interact with both our residents and students who have matched in this year. Expenses for travel, accommodations, and food will be covered by our program. 

Deadline for applying to the in-person program is March 29, 2024. Participants will be contacted via email. 


  • Current M3 student in an accredited medical school in the US, Canada or Caribbean without a home urology program who is planning to apply in urology
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Completed application for MUA (see below)

Within the application, you will find a question asking whether you are interested in taking part in the in-person program.

Program Agenda

Virtual MUA

Our virtual MUA will be held May 31-June 1, 2024. Medical students in all years are invited to apply to this unique program. Deadline for applying to the virtual MUA program is April 5, 2024. 

Application Process


  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Current student in an accredited medical school in the US, Canada or Caribbean
  • Curiosity/Interest in Urology

Application Instructions:

We recommend collecting all the necessary documents for your application before initiating the process. Please see items required below.

  • Complete the Program Application
  • Submit your CV
  • Submit your unofficial transcript
  • Submit a personal statement reflecting your training to date. Include any information regarding previous experience working in organizations that address health inequalities, living in a community or area adversely affected by health inequalities, or personal experience with health inequalities. Please type or paste your text into the text box. (300-word limit)
  • Submit your thoughts on if there is a role for artificial intelligence in advancing health care equity in the US. Please type or paste your text into the text box. (300-word limit)  

If you have any questions about eligibility or wish to apply, please contact Maria Gutierrez at [email protected] or 734-763-1542.

Program Agenda