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 2023 - June 1-3, 2023

New for 2023! We are planning a unique addition to this year's MUA meeting

In-Person MUA 2023

We are looking for 12 medical students in medical school who are rising M4s without a home urology program to participate in a pilot in-person program at the University of Michigan. This program will run from Thursday June 1, 2023 thru Friday June 2, 2023.

Together, with our collaborators at Henry Ford and Corewell Health, 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. Here is the program for the in-person pilot program. Expenses for travel, accommodations, and food will be covered by our program. 

Deadline for applying to this pilot in-person program is April 1, 2023. 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)

If you are interested in participating in this pilot program, please contact Brittany Smith at (734)764-5502 or [email protected].

Program Agenda

Virtual MUA 2023

Our fourth virtual MUA will run from Friday evening June 2, 2023 through Saturday June 3, 2023. Medical students in all years are invited to apply to this unique program. Deadline for applying to the virtual MUA program is May 1, 2023. 

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

  • Complete the Program Application
  • Submit your CV
  • Submit your unofficial transcript
  • Submit a personal state 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 below. ( 300-word limit)
  • Submit your thoughts on what you think is the biggest impediment to health care equity in 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 Brittany Smith at (734)764-5502 or [email protected].  

Program Agenda