Urology Unbound is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and promoting underrepresented minority urologists.
The organization was born from a grassroots effort by Black urology residents and fellows who recognized the novel virtual interview season caused by the Covid-19 pandemic would likely disproportionately disadvantage minority medical students. Virtual programs and resource sharing quickly evolved into residency application review, mock virtual interviews, and mentorship. This effort, formally called the R Frank Jones Urology Interest Group, became Urology Unbound’s flagship pipeline program.
Urology Unbound has been providing mentorship, networking opportunities, and support for underrepresented minority urologists at each level of their careers.
Urology Unbound collaborates with academic and community healthcare systems, medical societies, and industry partners to provide education, research, networking opportunities, and mentorship for future and current underrepresented minority urologists. We also partner with schools, graduate medical training programs, and hospitals to create an inclusive and equitable environment in which underrepresented minority medical students and physicians can thrive.
For the urology workforce to mirror the diversity of the communities we serve and that this increased diversity will lead to less urologic health disparities.