Membership Benefits

Annual Meetings

The Section provides members with a great Annual Meeting each fall. Consider the quality of the academic institutions within the Section! The programming is useful to anyone in current practice, interesting to those no longer practicing, and educational for all. Each Annual Meeting provides approximately 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ over a three day period, with a variety of components:

  • Point-Counterpoint Debates
  • Panel Discussions
  • State-of-the-Art Lectures
  • Periodic courses, allied health program, hands-on sessions
  • Sessions are held in intimate settings and afternoons are often free for leisure time. On the social side, the Section meeting features a Theme Reception and the President’s Reception and Banquet.
  • The meeting is held within the section two out of every three years, and an established rotation places the Meeting at an enjoyable destination outside of the Section every three years.

Network of Experts

Access to the Section website and members only area to network with other members.

Career Advice

Have a career related or practice question that needs an answer? Contact us. We are here to help you with any professional concerns you may have.

Leadership

As a member, you will have the opportunity to participate on the various Committees of the Section. Some members also choose to serve as Section representatives to the AUA. Participation on all levels builds leadership skills and members are encouraged to be involved.

Research and Clinical Scholarships

The Section provides awards for the annual Resident Research Prize presentations in basic and clinical science, and additional reimbursements are provided to resident programs to help offset travel costs to meetings.

Application for Membership 

Membership in the AUA requires reciprocal membership in the Section for most categories. Please review the membership categories for additional information and requirements for membership.

Membership Types

Active Membership

Who May Apply
Board Certified Urologists

Annual Dues
$175

Application Process

  • Submit AUA Application through AUAnet.org
  • Submit the following items to MA-AUA through info@maaua.org
    • Copy of the applicant’s license to practice medicine
    • Evidence of certification by appropriate urologic specialty board 
    • Updated CV
    • 2 Sponsors – Letter or Sponsor Endorsement Form – at least one from MA-AUA member and one from Hospital leadership where applicant has privileges.

Application Cycle

  • AUA forwards application to Section for confirmation of reciprocal membership.
  • Section submits completed application and additional items to the Secretary and Membership Committee for initial approval.
  • Membership is formally ratified at the Annual Business Meeting.
  • Membership Benefits begin at the beginning of the next renewal cycle. Renewals are on a calendar year and begin in January of each year.
Associate Membership

Who May Apply
Non-Board Certified Urologists

Annual Dues
$175

Application Process

  • Submit AUA Application through AUAnet.org
  • Submit the following items to MA-AUA through info@maaua.org
    • Updated CV
    • 2 Sponsors – Letter or Sponsor Endorsement Form – at least one from
      MA-AUA member and one from Hospital leadership where applicant has privileges.

Application Cycle

  • AUA forwards application to Section for confirmation of reciprocal membership.
  • Section submits completed application and additional items to the Secretary and Membership Committee for initial approval.
  • Membership is formally ratified at the Annual Business Meeting.
  • Membership Benefits begin at the beginning of the next renewal cycle. Renewals are on a calendar year and begin in January of each year.
Affiliate Membership

Who May Apply
Non-Urologists | Researcher | Scientist

Application Process

Application Cycle

  • Section submits completed application and additional items to the Secretary and Membership Committee for initial approval.
  • Membership is formally ratified at the Annual Business Meeting.
  • Membership Benefits begin at the beginning of the next renewal cycle. Renewals are on a calendar year and begin in January of each year.
Resident / Candidate Membership

Who May Apply
In-training | Post Graduate | 3 year max

Application Process

Application Cycle

  • AUA forwards application to Section for confirmation of reciporical membership.
  • Section submits completed application and additional items to the Secretary and Membership Committee for initial approval.
  • Membership is formally ratified at the Annual Business Meeting.
  • Membership Benefits begin at the beginning of the next renewal cycle. Renewals are on a calendar year and begin in January of each year.
Transfer / Senior Requests

Who May Apply

  • Section Transer: AUA members who are moving within the MA-AUA Section and interested in transferring their Section membership or MA-AUA members who are moving out of the Section and transferring to another Section
  • Senior Status Request: Members who have retired from practice and have been a member for more than 20 years

Process

Administration Process

  • AUA forwards requests to Section for confirmation of reciporical membership.
  • Section submits requests to Membership Committee for initial approval.
  • Membership requests are formally ratified at the Annual Business Meeting.