The Society of Women in Urology

Outstanding Resident Award

Award Recipients

  • 2022 Ruchika Talwar, MD
  • 2021 Efe Chantal Ghanney Simons, MD
  • 2020 Julie Cheng, MD
    Meenakshi Davuluri, MD
  • 2019 Laura Mihalko, MD

The Society of Women in Urology established the Outstanding Resident Award to honor residents who fulfill the mission of SWIU — to advance the career development and professional success of women urologists — and who have been a mentor and/or supporter for other residents and students.

The award will be presented at the SWIU at the AUA Annual Meeting. Award recipients will be presented with an award certificate and receive a Resident Travel Award (worth $750) to attend the next Clinical Mentoring Conference.


Appropriate candidates for this award are women residents who are PGY3 and above and have demonstrated a significant impact on their colleagues and medical students in their clinical, academic, and professional development. Candidates can self nominate or be nominated by others.


The SWIU Resident Awards Committee will review the applications and will select the person who best exemplifies the mentoring and support traits that the award intends to encourage. The Board of Directors will approve the final candidate and will contact recipients of the award.

Nominations are closed. Please check back!


Application Deadline: December 15, 2022
Late applications will not be reviewed.

Completed applications should be emailed to:
Please see the application for complete instructions.

Download the Application