VISTA has the great privilege of being associated with IVUmed, a non-profit organization based in Utah and committed to making quality urological care available to people worldwide. Volunteers with IVUmed provide medical and surgical education to physicians and nurses and treatment to thousands of children and adults.
Each year IVUmed selects residents for its Traveling Resident Scholar Program, which gives residents the opportunity to experience urology in a developing world setting. You will have the opportunity to travel with board-certified urologists to partner hospitals around the world to exchange ideas with host physicians and perform procedures including open stone surgery, benign prostate surgery, hypospadias repair and incontinence procedures. Read first-hand accounts of these experiences here
If you are a resident or fellow PGY-3 and above, you are invited to submit an application to the IVUmed Program Manager, Mary Fredley, firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline for travel between July 2011 and June 2012 is February 1, 2011. For more information on the program visit the IVUmed website,
http://ivumed.org/pages/scholarships_and_fellowships, or find them on Facebook,http://www.facebook.com/IVUmed.