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Urology

  Section Membership is open to the following Member types:
Specialty Fellows, Post-Residency Training members, Candidate Members, Emeritus Fellows, Retired Fellows, and National Affiliate Members

  • Dues/year: Affiliate Members - $60, All other accepted member types - $0*

    *In addition to national dues
  • Post-Residency Training Members must be enrolled in an approved pediatric urology fellowship program.
  • Candidate Members must have completed a pediatric urology fellowship and who are eligible but not yet certified by the American or Canadian Boards of Urology.
  • National Affiliate Members that are Physicians Assistants actively involved in some aspect in the study of urology in infants, children, or adolescents, and contribute toward the objectives of the Section.
Applicants must submit:
  • Completed application form and any necessary fees.

Specialty Fellows

  • Must be actively involved in some aspect in the study of urology in infants, children, or adolescents, and who are interested in contributing toward the objectives of the Section. To apply as a Specialty Fellow, you must be able to meet and check off each of the following member criteria:
  • Advanced training in pediatric urology consisting of a fellowship of at least one year’s duration. For those applicants entering a fellowship after July 1, 1997, the fellowship must be accredited by the ACGME or approved by the Training, Education, and Evaluation Committee of the Canadian Urological Association adhering to the criteria and periodic review process as defined by the ACGME. (Individuals who received an ABU variance for the additional year of training to obtain pediatric subspecialty certification satisfy this requirement.)
  • Documentation of certification in general urology by the American Board of Urology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; or documentation of pediatric urology subspecialty certification by the American Board of Urology.
  • A minimum of 75% of the applicant's workweek must be spent in the care of children with urologic diseases. This work can include teaching, research, and administration.
  • Residence in a single locale for 18 months prior to application.
If you meet the approved criteria, please proceed. If you do not meet any of the Specialty Fellow criteria, please apply for membership as a Section Affiliate (see below for descriptions).

Specialty Fellow Applicants must submit:
  • Completed Specialty Fellow application.
  • A 12-month surgical case log, signed by a Department/Division Chairperson, listing all cases (both adult and pediatric) in which the applicant acted as either the primary or responsible surgeon. Seventy-five percent of the procedures must have been performed in children and/or teenagers, and be exclusive of such minor surgeries as urethral meatotomy, circumcision, cystoscopy, and urethral dilation. The ABU electronic practice log template can be used.
  • Photocopy of a certificate, or a letter from the fellowship program director, documenting your completion of advanced training in pediatric urology consisting of a fellowship of at least one year’s duration. For those applicants entering a fellowship after July 1, 1997, the fellowship must be accredited by the ACGME or approved by the Training, Education, and Evaluation Committee of the Canadian Urological Association.
  • Photocopy of your certificate of board certification by the American Board of Urology.

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Affiliate Membership
The Section may recruit and/or accept urologists and health professionals in a related field (physicians, osteopathic physicians, nurses, research scientists, nephrologists, and physicians assistants) who advance the care of pediatric urology patients but who are not eligible for membership in the Academy.

  • Licensed physicians not eligible for Specialty Fellowship in the AAP who reside outside the borders of the United States and Canada.
Applicants must submit:
  • Completed affiliate application.
  • Two sponsor letters from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. These sponsors must be members of the Section on Urology; one letter may be from an affiliate member.
  • Letter from chief of service, documenting that the applicant devotes 50% of clinical activity to pediatric urology.
  • Nurses, osteopathic physicians, nephrologists, physicians assistants, and other physicians who advance the care of pediatric urology patients but who are not eligible for Fellowship in the Academy
Applicants must submit:
    • Completed application form and any necessary fees.
    • Two sponsor letters from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. These sponsors must be members of the Section on Urology; one letter may be from an affiliate member.
    • Copy of license.
    • Active curriculum vitae.
  • Research scientists with a Masters or PhD degree who devote at least 50% of research time to pediatric Urological or related diseases.
Applicants must submit:
  • Completed application form and any necessary fees.
  • Two sponsor letters from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. One letter must be from the Head of the Pediatric Urology Division at your current place of employment. If the head of the Division is a Fellow of the AAP, only two letters are needed.
  • A log of all research projects worked on for the past year and the approximate amount of time devoted to each project.
  • A summary listing all research projects that you have directed/presented at national scientific meetings.
  • A complete list of publications.
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