AUA Public Policy & Advocacy Engagement Opportunities

By Policy and Advocacy Brief posted 09-16-2021 14:30


The AUA Gallagher Scholar application is open until October 12. This yearlong scholar program provides AUA members with opportunities to attend key health policy meetings, the Brandeis Health Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management, and more. Highly seasoned AUA health policy volunteers mentor the Gallagher Scholar throughout their tenure. Interested members can find more about the program and the application portal here. Please share this opportunity and the application link with your colleagues.

In addition, the AUA is soliciting applications for the Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group. The Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group, currently chaired by Mei Tuong, MD, MS, is seeking four resident/fellow members and two medical student members. Medical students have a one-year term limit and residents/fellows serve a one-year term with the option to renew for a second year. The work group reports to the Legislative Affairs Committee and meets quarterly to plan state advocacy-related educational activities for residents, fellows, and medical students. In the past, the group has hosted fireside chats focusing on AUA legislative priorities and an interview with Rep. McKinley, sponsor of the AUA’s specialty workforce bill.

 2022 Policy & Advocacy Resident Work Group members include Ruchika Talwar, MD; Juan Andino, MD, MBA; Vikas Bhatt, MD; Rishi Sekar, MD; Soum Lokeshwar, MD, MBA; Hiten Patel, MD, MPH; and Raevti Bole, MD.

 Interested applicants should submit their current resume or CV and a paragraph explaining their interest in the work group, as well as previous experience in policy and advocacy, to Juliana Nicolini at The application window closes October 12. Please share this opportunity with any residents, fellows, or medical students you work with!