WVU Department of Urology announces partnership to benefit first-generation students

Undergraduate students who identify as first-generation, underrepresented minorities who hope to pursue careers in medicine are eligible to apply to a new mentoring program offered by the West Virginia University Department of Urology and the Mid-Atlantic American Urological Association’s Pre-Medicine Enrichment Program.

The eight-week program, offered the summer after the second year of undergrad studies, provides mentoring and support through that focuses on developing key skills within four core areas that are essential to a successful career in medicine.

Upon acceptance, program recipients will be enrolled in opportunities to participate in clinical rotations through WVU Medicine clinics and operating rooms at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

Rotations include experiences in:

  • oncology (cancer),
  • pediatric urology,
  • endourology,
  • female/reconstructive, and
  • general urology.

In addition, the student can collaborate on ongoing urologic research, participate in weekly conferences and department grand rounds, and present and attend at the West Virginia Urology Association Meeting at Stonewall Resort.

Additionally, the student will be invited to the MA-AUA Annual Meeting.

If interested, please email Morgan Myers (morgan.myers@hsc.wvu.edu) with a CV/resume and personal statement including:

  • Brief personal history
  • How you feel you’ll benefit from the program
  • Long-term education and career goals
  • How you identify as an under-represented minority

Interested students should send the materials by Tuesday, Jan. 3. Interviews take place Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Further Information for the program can be found at maaua.org/pep/.

For more information about the WVU Department of Urology visit medicine.wvu.edu/urology/.