Held on June 13, 2020, the Department of Urology held the 1st Annual Michigan Urology Academy (MUA) for over 60 medical students from 49 different medical schools. The goal of the MUA is to increase diversity of the urologic workforce through improved opportunity and access for all. Many shared their personal stories and reflections on their journey in medicine including Drs. Gifty Kwakye(link is external), Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan; David Brown(link is external), Associate Vice President and Associate Dean for Health Equity and Inclusion; Marcia Perry, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan; Valerie Valbuena, General Surgery Resident, University of Michigan; Randy Vince, Clinical Lecturer, Department of Urology, University of Michigan; Carol Bradford(link is external), Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Medical School, University of Michigan and Cheryl Lee(link is external), Chair, Department of Urology, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Discussions during the breakout sessions covered how to apply/interview in urology and how to deal with micro-aggressions in the workplace, among other topics.
To view the videos for the meeting click below: