Underrepresented Resident Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program for African American Urology Residents

Welcome from the Program Director

Hello! The Underrepresented Resident Mentorship Program (URMP) was developed to address the issue of support for Residents of Color.  Residents who are underrepresented in medicine and from all accredited Urology residency programs throughout the US are welcome to join.


The R. Frank Jones Urological Society, Urology Unbound, Hispanic Urological Society of North America and Latinx in Uro along with the UCLA Department of Urology have developed and support this initiative.

The AUA census reveals that only 2% of Urologists are Black and 3.9% Hispanic/Latinx.   

Our goal is to increase the numbers of residents who complete residency and progress to careers in urology by providing mentorship throughout the residency process by mentors who understand some of the unique struggles that are faced by residents of color.

Kymora Scotland

Kymora Scotland MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, UCLA Urology
Director of Resident Outreach, R. Frank Jones Urological Society

How the Program Works

The residents get to choose a personal mentor. Each urology resident will match with (1) one available mentor from the roster. Residents can learn more about the volunteer mentors from the roster

Residents should provide us with their top 3 desired mentors. The matching process is on a first come, first serve basis. Once a pairing has been finalized, we will contact each mentor-mentee pair so you can get started!

Sign up here to be a mentee!

To become a mentor, please email us at [email protected]

For more information or if you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]