If more training is on your horizon, please consider applying for a Traveling Resident Scholar Opportunity with our good friends at IVUmed. I have the honor of serving on the board of this amazing non-profit organization, which provides surgical services and training to make advanced urological care available to children and women worldwide. Their motto is, "Teach One. Reach Many."
The IVUmed Traveling Resident Scholar Program gives residents the opportunity to experience urology in a developing world setting. American residents travel with board-certified urologists to partner hospitals abroad to exchange ideas with their hosts and perform procedures such as open stone surgery, benign prostate surgery, hypospadias repair and incontinence procedures.
If you are in PGY-3 or above you are eligible to apply. Click here for details. The application deadline for travel between July 2009 and June 2010 is February 1, 2009, so please consider this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and act quickly!
I also encourage anyone interested in volunteering with IVUmed to read about recent trips and follow upcoming missions on their blog athttp://www.nexuscomputerconsulting.com/clients/IVUmed/blog/.