Urology Membership Criteria

​​Section on Urology​

​Section Membership is open to the following Member types: ​

Candidate Members, Fellowship Trainees, National Affiliates, Senior Members, Honorary Fellows and Specialty Fellows

Dues/year: All accepted National member types - $0*; Section Affiliates - $60
*In addition to national dues

Fellowship Trainees who are currently enrolled in an approved pediatric urology fellowship program.

Candidate Members who have completed a pediatric urology fellowship and who are eligible, but not yet certified by the American or Canadian Boards of Urology.

National Affiliates who 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.

Senior Members of the Academy who are involved in pediatric radiology.

Specialty Fellows are physicians 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. These applicants must be certified in general urology by the American Board of Urology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; or documentation of subspecialty certificate in pediatric urology by the American Board of Urology. They must also have at least one year of advanced training in an ACGME approved pediatric urology fellowship (if entering a fellowship after July 1, 1997).

Note: individuals who do not have a subspecialty certificate in pediatric urology can become members by satisfying the additional following criteria:

  • 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. 

  • 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;

  • Residence in a single locale for 18 months prior to application.

Honorary Fellows upon recommendation by the Urology Section Executive Committee.

Section Affiliate membership

Urologists and health professionals in a related field (physicians, osteopathic physicians, nurses, research scientists, nephrologists, and physician assistants) who advance the care of pediatric urology patients, but who are not eligible for membership in the AAP.

1. 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 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.

2. Nurses, osteopathic physicians, nephrologists, physician 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

  • 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 medical license

  • Copy curriculum vitae

3. Research scientists with a Masters or Ph.D. degree who devote at least 50% of research time to pediatric Urological or related diseases.

Applicants must submit:

  • Completed application

  • 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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